The Spaniard Andres Iniesta has been named the test player of the tournament. He was awarded a prize by a UEFA committee consisting of 11 persons. The 28-year old Spaniard has been also recognized the best Sunday final match player. After goals scored by Silva, Alba, Torres and Mata the Spanish team defeated Italians scoring 4:0. “Andrea Pirlo was magnificent; Xavi won the prize at the previous championships and could have repeated that success also this time. Xabi Alonso also played excellently and Iniesta gave a show of creativity,” said […]
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Spanish media had mixed feelings after Spain’s Euro opener with Italy ended in a draw on Sunday. Sunday’s 1-1 draw against Italy in the Euro 2012 Group C opener produced bittersweet feelings in Spain. On the one hand, their was a sense of relief that the world champions managed to battle out a draw, thanks to an equalizer from Cesc Fabregas just three minutes’ after Antonio Di Natale had given Italy the lead. However, there was also disappointment that Fernando Torres wasted several good chances at the end to give […]
The first duel within Group C will be the encounter of the current European and World Champions with the team of Italy. The Spaniards started their last great tournament with defeat 0:1 against Switzerland in the first match in their group. During the tournament they mostly did not charm their fans with their play, but they managed to win the Champion’s title. Although the Spaniards are expected to repeat their success from four years ago, many football experts think that the best times of that team are already over. An […]
Italians, the European Champions in 1968, will fight for the European Championship trophy for the eighth time. It must be admitted that the team of Cesare Prandelli was lucky in the qualifying rounds to be in the same group as their biggest rivals were the teams of Serbia, and Estonia. Squadra Azzurra easily won the group competition by scoring eight wins and two draws. The best scorer was Antonio Cassano with the score of six goals. In the group phase of the main event it will not be so easy. […]