European Football Championship from Poland and Ukraine was signed with Spain in a position of eternal power. La Roja swept Italy in the finals from Kiev (4-0) and has retained the title of European champion won four years ago. Spanish pride was easily wrinkling in groups, quarters and semis of some specialists who hate La Roja with secret admiration, but the world was witnessing yesterday night predictable quality, class and talent of Iberics. Spain is the new Queen of Europe and finally gets through outstanding performance in football history to win the European title in 2008 and 2012, and World title in 2010. All in a row, all following a football without cracks.
Italy was a worthy finalist of Euro 2012, but an easy opponent in front of the Spanish Armada. Spain was somewhat forced to win this trophy, the only national in the world who keep a clear identity, more or less accepted the football world. La Roja, a team that passes and attack, has something of great beauty of football teams, be it in Hungary in 1954, Brazil 1978 and 1982 and Holland 1974. But Spain is the only team from the football history that is actually what it wants. Addressed the European Championship in the final result for explaining all that football belongs to the Iberian Peninsula millennium.
Italy deserves a bow for this fantastic tournament. Prandelli has done wonders for a nation full of characters hit by the criminal and drug charges just before the tournament. Yet, Italy deserved to get here and become European vice. A meticulous and ambitious team, sometimes spectacular that exploded in the semifinals but could do more in front of authentic Spanish football. So, Spain is the European champion again and gets a trophy in history even when detractors gathered a mountain of counterarguments against Iberics.