I feel like a loser, admits Balotelli

Italy striker Mario Balotelli says he "feels like a loser" after injury has deprived him of the opportunity to gain "revenge" over Spain ahead of Thursday`s Confederations Cup semi-final.

Italy will need two balls to beat Spain, jokes Prandelli

Italy head coach Cesare Prandelli claims his side may need an extra ball on the pitch if they are to overcome Spain in their Confederations Cup semi-final.

Only Spain are superior to Italy, says Andrea Pirlo

Juventus midfielder Andrea Pirlo has declared that Spain are the only team Italy cannot match, after the Azzurri were beaten in the final of Euro 2012 by Vicente del Bosque`s side

Italy`s Euro final loss blow to economic prospects

Italy`s economic prospects took a blow over the weekend, without the release of a single key economic indicator or any significant economic news. It was because Italy was soundly defeated in the European championship final Sunday.

Euro Cup final: When Cesare Prandelli comforted a sobbing Balotelli!

Italian coach Cesare Balotelli comforted his controversial striker Balotelli after the latter broke to tears following humiliating defeat against Spain.

Euro Cup 2012: Spanish football fans celebrate historic win!

Football fans across Spain celebrated their country`s 4-0 win over Italy in the final of the European Championship Sunday night.

Euro Cup 2012: Can Mario Balotelli do an encore to topple Spain?

While all eyes were on Andrea Pirlo to come up with a formidable show, it was the Super Mario who stole the show with his sensational skills against the star-studded Germany team.

Euro Cup 2012: 15 super facts we bet you didn't know!

As defending champions Spain meet Italy in the final of Euro Cup at Kiev, here are some interesting facts about the European Championship.

Euro Cup final 2012: Will Spain use the ‘false nine’ strategy against Italy?

In the Euro Cup final, defending Champions Spain shouldn`t use the `false nine` strategy against Italy who are seeking their second Euro Cup title.

Euro 2012 Xavi Hernandez`s last tournament with Spain?

Xavi has admitted that he does not know if he will feature in another major tournament with Spain after Euro 2012.

Italy vs Spain Euro Cup Final: Key facts

Italy has set up a mouth-watering title clash with Spain after a shock victory over Germany in the semifinals. Read some of the best facts ahead of the final clash at the Olympic Stadium, Kyiv.

Euro 2012: Italy - Road to the final

How Italy experimented with their tactics and strategies as they registered yet another memorable run in a major tournament.

Sirigu: Buffon is not only a great player and captain, but also a problem-solver in the group

Italy goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu has spoken of his admiration for captain Gianluigi Buffon, despite the fact that he is yet to feature at Euro 2012.

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.

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.

Italy blocked Spain`s request for watered pitch

Polish Football Federation (PZPN) president Grzegorz Lato has defended the pitch at the Gdansk Arena, claiming it was in "perfect" condition for Spain`s meeting with Italy, but revealed that it was not watered beforehand because the Azzurri were against doing so.