The 2012 European Championship tournament is over and Spain, of course, won it. One could argue that the teams which featured in the competition were all powerful ones. Nonetheless, it’s fair to ascertain that Germany, Portugal, Italy and England were not as formidable as Spain. Currently, Spain have the best team in the world and can match up against either Brazil or Argentina in any competitive football competition that is widely followed by fans around the globe.
Spain, a big side, won FIFA’s South Africa 2010 by fielding pro soccer star players (David Villa, Xavi Hernandez, FC Barcelona’s Andres Iniesta) who all manhandled Holland in the finals of the competition. Before Euro 2012 even started, fans around the world had predicted that Spain would lift the cup. The ones who predicted right, got their predictions to come to pass but the ones who failed to act as good predictors probably chose England to take the cup to any of the streets of the United Kingdom. Spain had the best midfield—and controlled the possession rates of almost all games they played in the competition—so their lifting of the trophy was not something that could be found as unexpected. Obviously, a team that fields the best midfielders in competitions and wins them undoubtedly deserves to be praised by true fans of the game.
- England rise to No4 in the world … despite last reaching a semi in 1996 (guardian.co.uk)
- Iniesta named Euro’s best player (iol.co.za)
- Euro stars picture special: 10 Spain players named alongside Steven Gerrard in UEFA’s players of the tournament squad (mirror.co.uk)
- Spain, Italy Rematch in Historic Euro 2012 Final (abcnews.go.com)
- Germany, France, Holland, Spain, Switzerland & Denmark Win but England Draw
- Cristiano Ronaldo’s Injury May Prevent Him From Representing Portugal in Their Upcoming UEFA EURO 2012 Qualifiers
- Pro Evolution Soccer: Germany vs. England
- Spain Win Against USA in a 0-4 Encounter
- German Midfielder Feels Pressure in Spain