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Spain wants to follow up World Cup and Euro 2012 victories by stamping its authority over world football with Olympic gold.
Spanish left wing Andres Iniesta has been named player of Euro 2012 by European football governing body UEFA.
The pick of what was said at Euro 2012 following Spain's successful defence of their title in Kiev.
Spain striker Fernando Torres has won the Golden Boot as top scorer at Euro 2012, scoring three goals in just 189 minutes played.
Six women have held a nude protest against Belarussian strongman Alexander Lukashenko attending the Euro 2012 final.
Ireland's cheerful legions of singing fans have won a UEFA prize after winning millions of admirers at the European Championship.
Two goals from Mario Balotelli have enabled Italy to stun Germany in their Euro 2012 semi-final in Warsaw, Poland.
Defending champions Spain have reached the Euro 2012 final after beating Portugal in a penalty shootout.
France's Samir Nasri has apologised for any upset caused to fans after his outburst after his team's Euro 2012 loss to Spain.
UEFA opened disciplinary proceedings against the Spanish and Russian football federations for racist behaviour by fans at Euro 2012.
Twitter says its users fired off more than 15 000 tweets per second when Spain made its fourth goal in the Euro final.
Spain's footballers are expected to make a glorious home-coming, after successfully defending their Euro 2012 title.
Prize money paid by UEFA to the 16 teams at the 2012 European Championship, after Spain defending their title.
Spain have successfully defended their European title after crushing Italy in the Euro 2012 final in Kiev, Ukraine.
Laurent Blanc will not renew his contract as coach of France he and the French Football Federation confirmed.
Italy has qualified for the 2013 Confederations Cup in Brazil by reaching the final of the European Championship against Spain.
Portugal coach Paulo Bento says he has no regrets after seeing his side lose on penalties to defending champions Spain.
Netherlands coach Bert van Marwijk has resigned after the team's surprising group stage exit at Euro 2012.
Italian playmaker Andrea Pirlo believes Euro 2012 semi-final opponents Germany are running scared ahead of their clash with Italy.
Portuguese newspapers claim the country's football federation is unhappy with the choice of referee for their Euro 2012 semi-final.
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