Euro Cup 2012: Spain vs France (QF)

Jun 24, 2012, 00:20 AM IST
France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris holds the ball as Spain players celebrate scoring during the Euro 2012 soccer championship quarterfinal match between Spain and France in Donetsk, Ukraine.
1/23

France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris holds the ball as Spain players celebrate scoring during the Euro 2012 soccer championship quarterfinal match between Spain and France in Donetsk, Ukraine.

Spain's Sergio Ramos, left, and France's Gael Clichy challenge for the ball during the Euro 2012 soccer championship quarterfinal match between Spain and France in Donetsk, Ukraine.
2/23

Spain's Sergio Ramos, left, and France's Gael Clichy challenge for the ball during the Euro 2012 soccer championship quarterfinal match between Spain and France in Donetsk, Ukraine.

France's Karim Benzema, left, shakes hand with Franck Ribery as their teammate Yohan Cabaye leaves the pitch during the Euro 2012 soccer championship quarterfinal match between Spain and France in Donetsk, Ukraine.
3/23

France's Karim Benzema, left, shakes hand with Franck Ribery as their teammate Yohan Cabaye leaves the pitch during the Euro 2012 soccer championship quarterfinal match between Spain and France in Donetsk, Ukraine.

Spain's Xabi Alonso celebrates scoring his side's second goal during the Euro 2012 soccer championship quarterfinal match between Spain and France in Donetsk, Ukraine, Saturday, June 23, 2012.
4/23

Spain's Xabi Alonso celebrates scoring his side's second goal during the Euro 2012 soccer championship quarterfinal match between Spain and France in Donetsk, Ukraine, Saturday, June 23, 2012.

France's Franck Ribery walks on the pitch at the end of the Euro 2012 soccer championship quarterfinal match between Spain and France in Donetsk, Ukraine, Saturday, June 23, 2012.
5/23

France's Franck Ribery walks on the pitch at the end of the Euro 2012 soccer championship quarterfinal match between Spain and France in Donetsk, Ukraine, Saturday, June 23, 2012.

Spain's Xabi Alonso, right, celebrate after scoring a goal on penalty during the Euro 2012 soccer championship quarterfinal match between Spain and France in Donetsk, Ukraine, Saturday, June 23, 2012.
6/23

Spain's Xabi Alonso, right, celebrate after scoring a goal on penalty during the Euro 2012 soccer championship quarterfinal match between Spain and France in Donetsk, Ukraine, Saturday, June 23, 2012.

Spain's Xabi Alonso scores on a penalty kick his side's second goal during the Euro 2012 soccer championship quarterfinal match between Spain and France in Donetsk, Ukraine, Saturday, June 23, 2012.
7/23

Spain's Xabi Alonso scores on a penalty kick his side's second goal during the Euro 2012 soccer championship quarterfinal match between Spain and France in Donetsk, Ukraine, Saturday, June 23, 2012.

France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris saves on Spain's Fernando Torres during the Euro 2012 soccer championship quarterfinal match between Spain and France in Donetsk, Ukraine, Saturday, June 23, 2012.
8/23

France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris saves on Spain's Fernando Torres during the Euro 2012 soccer championship quarterfinal match between Spain and France in Donetsk, Ukraine, Saturday, June 23, 2012.

Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas, left, deflects a ball during the Euro 2012 soccer championship quarterfinal match between Spain and France in Donetsk, Ukraine, Saturday, June 23, 2012.
9/23

Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas, left, deflects a ball during the Euro 2012 soccer championship quarterfinal match between Spain and France in Donetsk, Ukraine, Saturday, June 23, 2012.

Spain's Cesc Fabregas, right, is substituted by Fernando Torres during the Euro 2012 soccer championship quarterfinal match between Spain and France in Donetsk, Ukraine, Saturday, June 23, 2012.
10/23

Spain's Cesc Fabregas, right, is substituted by Fernando Torres during the Euro 2012 soccer championship quarterfinal match between Spain and France in Donetsk, Ukraine, Saturday, June 23, 2012.

France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, right, makes a save against Spain's Cesc Fabregas during the Euro 2012 soccer championship quarterfinal match between Spain and France in Donetsk, Ukraine, Saturday, June 23, 2012.
11/23

France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, right, makes a save against Spain's Cesc Fabregas during the Euro 2012 soccer championship quarterfinal match between Spain and France in Donetsk, Ukraine, Saturday, June 23, 2012.

Spain's Gerard Pique, left, and France's Florent Malouda challenge for the ball during the Euro 2012 soccer championship quarterfinal match between Spain and France in Donetsk, Ukraine, Saturday, June 23, 2012.
12/23

Spain's Gerard Pique, left, and France's Florent Malouda challenge for the ball during the Euro 2012 soccer championship quarterfinal match between Spain and France in Donetsk, Ukraine, Saturday, June 23, 2012.

Spain's David Silva, left, challenges France's Franck Ribery during the Euro 2012 soccer championship quarterfinal match between Spain and France in Donetsk, Ukraine, Saturday, June 23, 2012.
13/23

Spain's David Silva, left, challenges France's Franck Ribery during the Euro 2012 soccer championship quarterfinal match between Spain and France in Donetsk, Ukraine, Saturday, June 23, 2012.

Spain head coach Vicente del Bosque instructs his players during the Euro 2012 soccer championship quarterfinal match between Spain and France in Donetsk, Ukraine, Saturday, June 23, 2012.
14/23

Spain head coach Vicente del Bosque instructs his players during the Euro 2012 soccer championship quarterfinal match between Spain and France in Donetsk, Ukraine, Saturday, June 23, 2012.

France's Florent Malouda, right, Spain's Xavi Hernandez, center, and Sergio Busquets go for a ball during the Euro 2012 soccer championship quarterfinal match between Spain and France in Donetsk, Ukraine, Saturday, June 23, 2012.
15/23

France's Florent Malouda, right, Spain's Xavi Hernandez, center, and Sergio Busquets go for a ball during the Euro 2012 soccer championship quarterfinal match between Spain and France in Donetsk, Ukraine, Saturday, June 23, 2012.

Spain's Xabi Alonso celebrates scoring the opening goal with his teammates Cesc Fabregas, right, and Andres Iniesta during the Euro 2012 soccer championship quarterfinal match between Spain and France in Donetsk, Ukraine, Saturday, June 23, 2012.
16/23

Spain's Xabi Alonso celebrates scoring the opening goal with his teammates Cesc Fabregas, right, and Andres Iniesta during the Euro 2012 soccer championship quarterfinal match between Spain and France in Donetsk, Ukraine, Saturday, June 23, 2012.

Spain's Xabi Alonso, right, scores the opening goal past France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris during the Euro 2012 soccer championship quarterfinal match between Spain and France in Donetsk, Ukraine, Saturday, June 23, 2012.
17/23

Spain's Xabi Alonso, right, scores the opening goal past France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris during the Euro 2012 soccer championship quarterfinal match between Spain and France in Donetsk, Ukraine, Saturday, June 23, 2012.

rance's Yohan Cabaye, right, and Spain's Xabi Alonso go for the ball during the Euro 2012 soccer championship quarterfinal match between Spain and France in Donetsk, Ukraine, Saturday, June 23, 2012.
18/23

rance's Yohan Cabaye, right, and Spain's Xabi Alonso go for the ball during the Euro 2012 soccer championship quarterfinal match between Spain and France in Donetsk, Ukraine, Saturday, June 23, 2012.

Spain's Cesc Fabregas claims a penalty after he fell in the penalty box during the Euro 2012 soccer championship quarterfinal match between Spain and France in Donetsk, Ukraine, Saturday, June 23, 2012
19/23

Spain's Cesc Fabregas claims a penalty after he fell in the penalty box during the Euro 2012 soccer championship quarterfinal match between Spain and France in Donetsk, Ukraine, Saturday, June 23, 2012

Spain's Alvaro Arbeloa makes a pass past France's Gael Clichy during the Euro 2012 soccer championship quarterfinal match between Spain and France in Donetsk, Ukraine, Saturday, June 23, 2012.
20/23

Spain's Alvaro Arbeloa makes a pass past France's Gael Clichy during the Euro 2012 soccer championship quarterfinal match between Spain and France in Donetsk, Ukraine, Saturday, June 23, 2012.

France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, Laurent Koscielny, Adil Rami, Anthony Reveillere, Karim Benzema, left top left, Yohan Cabaye, Yann M'Vila, Franck Ribery, Florent Malouda, Mathieu Debuchy and Gael Clichy, from bottom left, pose for a team photo, before the Euro 2012 soccer championship quarterfinal ma
21/23

France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, Laurent Koscielny, Adil Rami, Anthony Reveillere, Karim Benzema, left top left, Yohan Cabaye, Yann M'Vila, Franck Ribery, Florent Malouda, Mathieu Debuchy and Gael Clichy, from bottom left, pose for a team photo, before the Euro 2012 soccer championship quarterfinal ma

Standing top left to right are Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas, Spain's Alvaro Arbeloa, Spain's Xabi Alonso, Spain's Sergio Ramos, Spain's Sergio Busquets, Spain's Gerard Pique and bottom left to right are Spain's David Silva, Spain's Andres Iniesta, Spain's Xavi Hernandez, Spain's Cesc Fabregas and
22/23

Standing top left to right are Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas, Spain's Alvaro Arbeloa, Spain's Xabi Alonso, Spain's Sergio Ramos, Spain's Sergio Busquets, Spain's Gerard Pique and bottom left to right are Spain's David Silva, Spain's Andres Iniesta, Spain's Xavi Hernandez, Spain's Cesc Fabregas and

Soccer enthusiasts wave Spanish flags prior to the Euro 2012 soccer championship quarterfinal match between Spain and France in Donetsk, Ukraine, Saturday, June 23, 2012.
23/23

Soccer enthusiasts wave Spanish flags prior to the Euro 2012 soccer championship quarterfinal match between Spain and France in Donetsk, Ukraine, Saturday, June 23, 2012.