Balotelli must learn to accept defeat: Prandelli

Italy coach Cesare Prandelli has said that Mario Balotelli must learn to accept defeat after his side succumbed to a 4-0 loss at the hands of Spain in the Euro 2012 final.

Twitter sees new record during Euro 2012 final

Twitter says its users fired off more than 15,000 tweets per second when Spain made its fourth goal in European Championship final, setting a new sports-related record on the social networking site.

I`d prefer Spain to win Euro 2012 than be crowned best player: Iniesta

Andres Iniesta has claimed that he has not been the best player at Euro 2012, as Spain prepare to lock horns with Italy in the final on Sunday.

Balotelli is very peculiar: Del Bosque

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has stated that Mario Balotelli is "very peculiar", but admits he is wary of the threat posed by the Italy striker.

Del Bosque ready to face `perfect` Italy midfield

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has admitted that his side must counter Italy`s "perfect" midfield in Sunday`s Euro 2012 final clash.

Euro 2012 Final: Italy coach not afraid of Spain

Having gone desperately close to beating La Roja in their opening fixture in Group C, the Azzurri are relishing another crack at Vicente del Bosque`s side.

I always wanted to be like Buffon: Casillas

Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas has revealed he has always aimed to emulate Italy counterpart Gianluigi Buffon.

We want to avoid penalties against Italy: Sergio Ramos

Spain defender Sergio Ramos hopes that the Euro 2012 final against Italy is not decided by a penalty shoot-out.

Balotelli`s time has come: Mancini

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has heaped praise on Mario Balotelli after his charge`s stunning double in Italy`s 2-1 Euro 2012 semi-final success over Germany on Thursday.

Euro 2012: Spain need to stop Pirlo in final, says Fabregas

Spain midfielder Cesc Fabregas has declared that La Roja will need to pay special attention to Andrea Pirlo in Sunday`s Euro 2012 final against Italy.

Alonso left relieved as fortune favours Spain

Spain midfielder Xabi Alonso was relieved to see fortune favour his country after they beat Portugal on penalties to progress to the Euro 2012 final.