Spain vs Italy

  • Spain must cope with mounting distractions June 26, 2013

    Fortaleza: Spain will have to beat Italy in the semi-finals of the Confederations Cup, and deal with a few distractions, too. The World Cup winners answered almost as many questions on Tuesday about a robbery in their team hotel last week - and denied it was linked to late-night partying...
  • Spain celebrates Euro triumph July 3, 2012

    Madrid: Spaniards seized on their European Championship triumph as a source of restored national pride after months of economic anxieties, as celebrations reached fever pitch on Monday with a victory parade in the capital. Across the country many were looking forward to another night of revelry after Spain thrashed Italy 4-0...
  • Spain erupts in joy after historic Euro win July 2, 2012

    Madrid: Spaniards blasted off fireworks and jumped for joy after their soccer team won the European Championship on Sunday night, giving temporary relief from the crushing economic woes that have engulfed the nation. Tens of thousands gathered in central Madrid to watch their team beat Italy 4-0 and shout out "Gol!"...
  • Euro 2012 Final: as it happened July 2, 2012

    Full Time: Spain 4-0 Italy Spain are Euro 2012 Champions! 90th minute: Three minutes of added time to the second half. 87th min: GOAL! It's four nil. Mata scores! 84th min: GOAL! Fernando Torres makes it 3-0. The Spaniard striker makes it look so simple. Claudio Marchisio loses the ball in midfield, and Xavi's...
  • Top 5 great European Championship finals July 1, 2012

    Kiev: Spain aims for a third straight major tournament title on Sunday when it plays Italy in the European Championship final, an unprecedented feat for a World Cup winner. In 13 previous Euro finals, no defending champion has retained the trophy. The match at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev, pairing...
  • Stingy Spain worried about Balotelli, Italy June 30, 2012

    Kiev: Stingy as it may be, Spain's defenders are still a little worried about their rematch with Mario Balotelli and Italy in the European Championship final. Spain's bid to win a third straight major title comes Sunday at Kiev's Olympic Stadium, where the Mediterranean rivals meet for a second time,...
  • Spain, Italy rematch in historic Euro final June 30, 2012

    Kiev: They meet again at Euro 2012. This time, however, Spain and Italy are playing for the European Championship and a place in the history books. The Mediterranean rivals meet on Sunday in Kiev's Olympic Stadium, three weeks after they drew 1-1 in their opening match of the tournament's group...
  • Italy look to have edge over Spain in final June 30, 2012

    Warsaw: Italy will head into Sunday's European Championship final with one significant advantage over a Spain side that have dominated world football for the last four years. They can score goals. While Spain have tried to pass their opponents to death at Euro 2012, Italy have stuck to what's almost a...