(1-0)David Silva 14'
(2-0)Jordi Alba 41'
(3-0)Fernando Torres 84'
(4-0)Juan Mata 88'
Only for the Italian team, if you want to beat the Spanish team, send the word "sueño" or "dream" to 1010. CAMPEONES ESPAÑA
Spain only look so good because the competition has been so poor in recent years. Germany haven't won anything for years. France finished bottom of their world cup group Italy finished bottom of their world cup group England are just England and have always been hopeless Portugal had to win a play off to get into the Euros Holland have been hopeless of late and fluked thier way to World cup Final Brazil have not been the team of the past and are only starting to bring through players like they used too These are just the facts but people choose to ignore them.
^ lol oh ok... everyone is claiming that they might just be the greatest national side in history, but you will not even give them credit... be reasonable man
HxCGamer is right, after all they have all the key players that have made barca the best club team in the world for the last 4 years
normally i agree with you but this time its hard to.
Spain beat germany 2010 semi-finals
spain beat france in euro 2012
spain thrashed italy now.
England are always disappointing
Spain beat portugal in euro 2012 semi finals
spain beat holland 2010 WC finals
Brazil havent been as consistent as spain in recent years
these are facts my friend. give spain credit. they are playing great football and are beating the competition.
OT: just shows you how lucky italy were to catch germany on an off day in the semi finals. they got raped by spain. but it was entertaining to watch.
2008, 2010, 2012.. the competition has been poor for the past 3 tourns? Moron.
There has been no great international sides to challenge Spain. Spain have always been favourites. Would they cope against France 1998 - Brazil 1970,2002 People, you can't say a team has been anywhere near as great has Spain have been which leads to no competition. Hence me saying it.
I laughed at the England Part ;)
Accod to you, Germany are no competition. Din't GERMANY knocked out Arg and Eng in the WC by good margins and that same Germany team was knocked out by Spain, they were playing some of the best football in WC. No Competition? Don't know whether Spain can beat the Italys, Brazil and Germanys of the Past. But they sure are up there with them. Man up and accept the fact that this spanish team will go into the history books as ONE OF THE GREATEST TEAMS EVER.
That was a young German side in transition of which everyone knew. Spain are good but have had no competition. Even a poor portugal held them to 0-0 over 120m. They struggled to score against Croatia and at the world cup were beaten by Switzerland. Spain are good but have had no true challengers and are not exactly a goal scoring team unless the opposition has 10 men.
I don't like Spain.. but they are so good, they have no competition. Italy looks tired at the end, because they couldn't get the ball. Chasing for the ball for 90 min is no fun...
The real final - Portugal vs Spain
Portugal was only team that came close to beating Spain, they were the only team that Spain didn't score against. Portugal was fantastic, and this result shows just how well they did to hold Spain to penalties. I support spain CAMPEONES ESPAÑA
portugal were good but they only defended and counter attacked which is understandable but i would like to see a team go toe to toe with them instead of defending and hoping for pens.
1970 Brasil VS Current Spain...that be the match to see who the best is of all time. Pele's 1970 BRASIL invented modern game of football that spain likes to play...possesion holding, space finding goal scoring team. That team would challenge spain for sure...
This spain team is a joke and I still don't see why they are compared to 1970,82 Brazil and Beckenbaur's Germany. They aren't even level with 2002 Brazil or Zidane's France.
This is why Spain is the best team in the world... True class from the Spanish!
Two words: Too good.
argentina and brazil are the best.
@rick Having a laugh?
As much as I like Spain, Italy did not deserve this huge loss. Unstoppable Spain, best team in history.
Ok I was agreeing with you but some of you saying this is the best team in history wow... just stop right there before you say something more incredibly stupid.
This team will be remembered and it will go down in history, but not as the best team in history. By saying this you sound like you're not taking into consideration Brazil or Germany.
Well Spanish can do internationals but not Champions league :P /jk Well done to Torres and Mata. Mata got on, and just one touch, he scored. Must have been the only player in Euro 2012 to do so. To be honest, it was rather a boring match.. I was kinda hoping Italy to win but nevermind. There's always world cup next.
Xavi, Iniesta, fabregas, and Silva were the top players in this game. Fabregas made the assist to Silva, and Xavi made the assist to Alba. Xavi and Iniesta are the brain of that team. Sad to see Italy go out like that, but Spain showed they were better right from the beginning. Best team in the world!
Fernando Torres Got the Golden Boot - Played less than every Forward in the tournament - - Ronaldo wasn't even in the top 3 : Torres - Gomez - Dzagoev - I Hope they win the Euro , but I dont Xavi or Xabi to get by that time since were both great -
Stopped watching after the second goal and with good reason, the Spaniards dominated the game the whole time, however, it should be noted that this was the only real game where spain really showed up and played top notch. I will say that come 2 years from now in the WC things won't be so easy. Spain is slowing down and I don't see the young ones with anywhere as much skill as the guys on top right now. Those of you who are jumping the gun and saying "ohhh best national team in history of football" don't get carried away, some of you europeans seem to forget and try to think you've got the best football in the world. Winning and holding the euro yeah its no easy task and very well deserved props however, lets see if they can do what only 1 country has managed to do and hold the world cup, in my opinion it won't happen.
I didn't understand the last part of your comment. But I agree with people jumping the gun on the "best team ever", but they are not being far-fetched either. Spain has always been a team to come close, but never win the silverware, now, they are the FIRST team to win back to back Euros, plus they won the world cup of South Africa. Spain played brilliant and fun football, I only wish Italy's Motta wouldn't have gotten injured, would've been a better game.
I'm aware of spainish history always going in with big teams and always going out until recent 2008. Like I said props for winning the euro not an easy feat, but 2 euros does not equal ever lasting greatness above others. If the spanish can win another world cup, then yes i think a case can be made to put them in comparison with the legendary squads. You need to beat the best nations in the world and the euro isn't the stage for that. 1 star just doesn't compare to the prestige of 5 World Cups.
I see what you mean now, Spain only has 1 world cup after all, I think they can take the next world cup as long as Xavi and Iniesta are still playing good by then and if the younger players deliver, but as you said, it'll be much more difficult.
Spanish dominance continues, it ain't changing any time soon people! They have the best youth systems in the world!
Congrats to all Spain ] for winning Euro 2008, World Cup 2010 and Euro 2012! Truly one of the best national teams ever! The Spaniards were like raging bulls I never expected they would thrash Italy 4-0. At this rate, they can win the World Cup in 2014 again! It seems Marchisio still doesn't know how to beat Spain. Oh well better luck next time Italy!
Wow calm yourself down buddy, as i've stated earlier don't jump the gun with "best national teams ever." As for winning the World Cup in 2014 spain looked off their pace and not really what everyone was expecting part of that comes from age part of that comes from the players being tired from league play. Can the spaniards keep it up for 2 more years, not with how they were slacking off the majority of this tournament. In all due credit lots of nations have stepped up and increased their their footballing level and tactics against the likes of spain. Enjoy your glory days because in football those come and almost as fans as wavering bandwagon fans.
Jeez, maybe you're the one that needs to "calm down" People here commend Spain for being so brilliant and here you are saying they still aren't good enough. Look at their starting 11 today, and look at their bench. Spain has enough quality to last them well into the 2014 World Cup. As long as Del Bosque is in charge, they are still favorites to win it. First team to win three major trophies in a row, yes the next World Cup will be a big challenge for them and if they can manage to defend the title then no disputing they are the best side in history.
world cup 2014 is next ;)
Lets not get ahead of ourselves.
World Cup 2014? Dude, that's were Latin America comes to the party.
the best team won, it was nice to see a chelsea double towards the end, italy didnt deserve a heavy loss
Agreed, Spain was clearly the best today. I was expecting a better performance from Italy but they failed to do so.
Mata stepped on did what was need to be done - Hes the only player who scored right off the bench ' Btw Torres received the Golden Boot Played less than every Forward in the tournament!
lol yeah, i heard torres got the golden boot, but i didn't realize he played less then every other striker....impressive
italy played a poor game. and going down to 10 men was their own doing. did they deserve a heavy loss, yes. did they deserve to even be in the finals, no.
if only they had a 3rd/4th place play-off. that would've been more closer than this final.
good win, dont think italy were 4-0 bad but as soon as motta went off injured italy were done for. just hope that a team gives spain a challenge next time, i know portugal took them to pens but there was only 1 team in that match.
I totally called a Spain win, but hats off to Italy for playing tremendous Football throughout the Euro 12. And congratulations to Spain.
Players below the age of 25 that are in the squad or coming through the youth systems. Goalkeepers; David de Gea, Sergio Asenjo, Joel. Defenders; Azpilicueta, Piqué, Víctor Ruiz, Álvaro Domínguez, Alberto Botía, Mikel San José, Jordi Alba. Midfielders; Sergio Busquets, Javi Martínez, Diego Capel, Sergi Roberto, Oriol Romeu, Thiago Alcântara, Sergio Canales, Isco. Attackers; Pedro, Juan Mata, Iker Muniain, Isaac Cuenca, Cristian Tello.
Players above 25 that'll make the next 2 major tournaments easily. Goalkeepers; Iker Casillas, Víctor Valdés, Pepe Reina. Defenders; Raúl Albiol, Sergio Ramos, Álvaro Arbeloa. Midfielders; Andrés Iniesta, Cesc Fàbregas, David Silva, Jesús Navas. Attackers; Fernando Torres, Roberto Soldado, David Villa.
Mata, Come on now he scored right off the bench ' - He deserves more respect & Del Bosque was surprised , Hes underrated - - I hope Iker Munian , Sergio Canales , Sergi Roberto , Thiago A. , & Deigo Capel get into the 2014 sqaud - Too Many good spanish youth players I cant keep up with lol
mata, who had played zero matches in the entire tournament, came off the bench and scored after being on the pitch for something like 5 mins this cannot be ignored
OMG... its over, It's finally fucking over!! For the love of god hurry back Premier League.
Now that 4-0 against Ireland doesn't look so bad lol! I had money on Italy but well done Spain, best team in history and favourites for the World Cup... again!
I think World Cup 2014 will be between Germany, Spain, and Argentina. Germany has a bright young squad but also has some vets for experience. Argentina has a crapload of high class players, (Di maria, Higuain, Messi, Aguero) and Spain, well their titles do the talking.
you totally read my mind, specially since I side for argentina and spain, germany has to step it up on Defense but are for sure still big favorites however brazil has a good squad and wont let it go easily. I expect those 4 teams to be in the quarter finals others that could fill the spots may be uruguay or portugal, i dont see anyone else making it that far.
Spain won't win 2014, Germany would have won Euro's. I'm English.
Retarded comment. "Spain won't win 2014" just cause you say so? "Germany would have won Euro's" Obviously not. "I'm English" So the f*** what. lmao
The English part justifies my comment on Germany winning the Euros. No, they did not, but did they play Spain? No. The outcome would have been different if they had, with the strength of the team. Spain won't win the World Cup before they'll be facing more than a few average teams with the odd decent one. Think before speaking you fucking moron. ( Sorry, you're American, your dumb cunt attitude is ignored. )
What a girl! Waa I don't like what you have to say!! Ignore... Ignore!!!! Lmao kids!
would have, could have, blah blah
weren't there articles saying balotelli is almost as good as messi and ronaldo. it felt like he wasn't even on the pitch in the last 20 mins of the match. so much for being outstanding. that kid has a lot to learn and a whole lot more of attitude adjustments to make if he is to come close to messi's and ronaldos level.
The Greatest Team in the History of World Football.
Dont jump on the guns buddy, its only EURO. Nonetheless, Spain deserved Euro Champions title.
EURO WC EURO
After watching this performance from a team almost completely made up of Barcelona players including Jordi alba, makes me think that Barcelona will maybe dominate and win more titles next season. Frightening really
Spain were superb. the amount of player coming through is huge. they will continue to dominate football in the next few years. But other countries are following their example Germany are giving the youth a chance. Investing in youth is the only way to match the Spanish.
Didn't want Spain to win because football for me is better when there are shock results, at the minute Spain are too good to let this happen! They are one of the all time greats. At the World cup I see Uruguay or Argentina beating Spain
I knew Spain would win easily, i just keep thinking that this win makes Portugal look sooo much better, they definitely got stronger as the Euro's went on. Didn't look out of place taking on Germany or Spain...I say impressive since it came out of no where.
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