Confederations Cup: Spain edge Italy in penalty epic to book final berth

Spain booked a date with Brazil in the Confederations Cup final with an 7-6 penalty shoot-out victory over Italy at the Castelao.

2013 Confederations Cup: Spain vs Italy - Preview

Spain will be hoping for a repeat of their Euro 2012 final victory over a weakened Italy team when they meet at the Castelao in the semi-finals of the Confederations Cup.

Mario Balotelli ruled out of Confed Cup semi-final

Striker Mario Balotelli has been ruled out of Italy`s Confederations Cup semi-final against Spain with a thigh injury, the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) announced on Sunday.

Euro Cup 2012 Final: Spain vs Italy-As it happened

It was La Furia Roja’s Royal Decree three times over as they stamped their class and authority all over the Olympic stadium sinking the ‘Azzurri’4-0.

Euro Cup final: The historic moment for ‘La Furia Roja’

With back-to-back international titles, Spain are on their journey to become the greatest team of all times.

Euro Cup final: The historic moment for ‘La Furia Roja’

With back-to-back international titles, Spain are on their journey to become the greatest team of all times.

Fabregas credits being ‘bunch of normal players’ for Spain’s spectacular success

Spain’s influential midfielder Cesc Fabregas has said the record-breaking Euro Cup winning team is more than just a team, and is actually a group of normal human beings.

‘Triple medallist’ Torres keen to put convoluted season behind him

Spanish forward Fernando Torres has expressed keenness to put the memories of a complicated season with his club Chelsea and national team behind him despite winning three medals.

Torres skipped chance to score to allow ‘struggling’ Mata bag Euro glory

Striker Fernando Torres, who won the Golden Boot in the Euro 2012, has said that he was happier setting up teammate Juan Mata for fourth goal in the tournament final against Italy.

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.

Redknapp says Spain deserves to be compared with champion Brazil side of 1970

Former England player Jamie Redknapp has said the current Spanish football team fully deserves to be compared with the brilliant Brazilian team of the 1970s.

Coach Bosque says Spain’s success down to efficient nation’s footballing structure

Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque has said the major reason behind the team’s emphatic success was the efficiency of its clubs’ football academies and the excellence of its coaching staff.

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 final: Records tumble in Spain’s stunning triumph

Two goals in each half saw the brilliant Spaniards run up a record scoreline in an international tournament final and win their third major trophy in a row

Iniesta says ‘people can’t ignore how great Spain’s magical Euro win is’

Talismanic Spanish midfielder has said their record-breaking Euro Cup win is a magical feat, which cannot be repeated in the future, and people can’t ignore how great this win is.

Lack of rest killed us against Spain: Cesare Prandelli

Italy coach Cesare Prandelli acknowledged Monday his side had struggled to cope with the physical demands of Euro 2012 after their 4-0 thrashing at the hands of Spain in the final.

Del Bosque adds European title to World Cup win

Vicente del Bosque has the appearance of a grandfather, exuding wisdom and modesty — traits he exhibited again Sunday after becoming only the second coach in history to win back-to-back World Cup and European Championship titles.

Euro Cup 2012 Final: Spain vs Italy - Preview

Spain boss Vicente del Bosque is expected to have a fully-fit squad for the Euro 2012 final showdown with Italy.

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.