He exploded this summer and is likely to be part of Barcelona’s squad next season.
In these days it is playing the European Championship Under 19 in Estonia. Spain can win a new title and can become champion at almost all ages! Last year, they have won this trophy in Romania, in the final against the Czech Republic, score 3-2.
Now they reached again in the final after a dramatic match against France! Spain led 2-1 and was equaled in the 90th minute + 1! Then, in overtime, they scored in 112nd minute and were equaled again with 3 minutes before the final, by Paul Pogba, the new player of Juventus, brought from Man United. Read more
Spain won the European Championship in Ukraine and Poland, confirming its supremacy on the international football scene and managing the historical triple: Euro 2008, World Cup 2010 and Euro 2012.
La Roja equaled the German Federal Republic, the only nation that has played three consecutive finals, within four years, between 1972 and 1976.
Spain has now in its record three European titles, after those won in 1964 and 2008.
Italy, winner in 1968, suffered the second defeat in the Euro final, after the one in France, in 2000. Read more
Italy qualified in the Euro 2012 final, despite the scandal that erupted before the final tournament and despite all predictions that not gave the Squdra Azzurra among the favorites.
Italy hadn’t at all an easy match against Germany in their semifinals, and Prandelli’s players were in strings at the end of the game, when the Germans reduced the difference. Finally, Balotelli’s “double” has proved to be decisive, so, that penalty converted by Ozil in injury time not changed the fate of the match.
Italy captain, Gianluigi Buffon, made a real nervous breakdown immediately after the final whistle, accusing his colleagues of lack of combativeness. Read more
NO football academy in the world can boast with that! The match Barça – Juve will be played in Kiev.
“La Masia” already has a well established football history. European Championship final will be played under the sign of Barcelona’s famous academy, which will have in the last match from this edition of UEFA Euro not less than ten representatives.
Valdes, Pique, Fabregas, Jordi Alba, Xavi, Iniesta, Busquets, Pedro, Reina and Thiago Motta learned football at FC Barcelona’s academy. From this perspective, the Catalan club is the one that has the most representatives in the final in Kiev, a number of 8, after Jordi Alba’s transfer from Valencia. Read more
“I’m available as long as coach Roy Hodgson needs me”
Captain Steven Gerrard denied on Monday in Krakow the rumors that would withdraw from the England national team, a day after their elimination from the European Championship quarter-finals in Ukraine and Poland.
“I talked to coach Roy Hodgson and I said I’m available as long as he needs me. I was glad to be captain of England, I like to have responsibilities. I took advantage of every moment and I gave all I had better, “said Gerrard, the 32-year-old Liverpool captain. Read more