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Current Euro Champions Spain and rival Italy clash tonight in the Euro 2012 Final in a rematch of their Group C opening fixture. That match ended in a 1-1 draw.
Fans are waiting for the Italy and Spain squads to be named.
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli reportedly will not be going back to the 3-5-2 formation he used against Spain last time.
Cesc Fabregas who started against Italy is expected to start again today along with Fernando Torres.
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Mario Balotelli and Andrea Pirlo of Italy Celebrate
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Ballotelli who also plays for Manchester City, has now scored three times at Euro 2012 - and is looking to score again the the Euro 2012 Final tomorrow.
"I waited a long time for this moment, especially because my mother came all the way here and I wanted to make her happy," he said after the victory over Germany. "This is the greatest evening of my life, but I hope Sunday will be even better," said the striker, who has a chance to finish as the tournament's top scorer with one more goal.
"For the final my father is coming, too," he added. "So I hope to score"
Defending champions and World Cup holders, Spain are bidding to win a third straight major title and to cement its place as one of the greatest national sides of all time. It would also match Germany's record of winning three European Championship titles.
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Spain's extra day of rest should go in their favor - while there is some concern about Balotelli caming off in the second half against Germany due to a cramp.
Italy boss, Cesare Prandelli said Spain is the best bet to lift the trophy.
"At the moment, even if I open my eyes, I am still dreaming," Prandelli said after his side's 2-1 victory over Germany in the semifinals, where Balotelli scored both goals.
"Spain remain favorites because of the years of hard work that they have put in. They have been dominant in every game they've played so far."
Spain hasn't lost in a European Championship game in eight years.
Pirlo, Balotelli, and Cassano are leading one of Italy's most agressive squads in recent history.
"We always just tried to play, I think that is our strength," said Prandelli, whose team is bidding to give Italy its second European title, the same number as Spain and France.
"When we started off at this tournament, we were convinced that by working in a certain way we could become a proper team - not just a quality team, but also a team with the right spirit."
Spain has not conceded since that opening draw with Italy and hasn't conceded a goal in nine elimination games at major tournaments.
Spain's attack has featured a rotating cast of forwards, with attacking midfielder Cesc Fabregas and striker Fernando Torres.
"When you send out a substitute who is upset it always makes things more difficult. When you send out a player who is happy and ready to play one minute if that's what's needed, that is very important," said Del Bosque, who has won a European Championship and a World Cup.
Del Bosque admitted that Portugal had not only made Spain look sloppy for over an hour, but had taken his players "to the limit."
"We're proud of what we are doing and of course we hope to achieve what no one else has done before," Del Bosque said, before touching on what victory would mean with an economic crisis back home.
"It would be good for everyone, for Spanish football and for our country."
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Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal
EURO 2012 SEMI-FINAL MATCHES
Just Portugal, Spain, Germany and Italy are left to fight it out for the title. The two Iberian neighbors will kick off the semifinal action on Wednesday, AND Germany will face the Italians on Thursday.
Portugal finished second in Group B behind Germany. After losing to the Germans 1-0, they rebounded by beating Denmark 3-2 and the Netherlands 2-1. In the quarterfinals, they defeated the Czech Republic 1-0 due to a header from Ronaldo, who has scored Portugal’s last three goals.
Spain has yet to lose a game at Euro 2012 – they have only conceded one goal, which came in their 1-1 draw against Italy. Since then, they have delivered three straight shutouts, easily dispatching Ireland (4-0), Croatia (1-0) and France (2-0).
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Mario Ballotelli, Italy and Manchester City
Mario Balotelli scored a winning goal in Italy’s defeat of England. Ballotelli and Joe Hart spent an hour together after the game as they were randomly selected by UEFA for drug testing. At 2 am, they were still locked in a room together.
Daniele De Rossi, Italy
In Italy’s first two games of Euro 2012, De Rossi featured as a defender rather than his normal role in central midfield.
Andrea Pirlo, Italy and Juventus
The Juve midfielder is unbeaten in over a year in club football and he has carried his superb form into Euro 2012. Reportedly he is Italy’s most important player – he can do absolutely everything.
Mesut Ozil, Germany and Real Madrid
Germany playmaker and Real Madrid star, Mesut Ozil, is developing a reputation for opening up the tightest of defences. He has improved steadily over Germany’s three games and is nearing the kind of form you need to win a major trophy.
Bastian Schweinsteiger, Germany and Bayern Munich
The German and Bayern Munich vice captain has played a number of key roles in Euro 2012, setting the tone for the rest of the team in terms of professionalism. The Germany midfielder has declared himself fit and available for selection for Thursday’s Euro 2012 semi-final showdown with Italy.
Roberto Soldado, Valencia FC & Spain
Fernando Torres, Chelsea FC & Spain
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Spain’s top strikers Roberto Soldado and Fernando Torres both shone by winning games for their clubs as they vie for starting position on the Spain National Team in the EURO 2012 upcoming matches.
Torres had a part in all five goals against Leicester City. El Nino scored two, played the final pass for goals by Salomon Kalou and Raul Meireles and won the corner that led to Gary Cahill heading a winner.
Both Torres and Soldado are top choices to play for their country as Spain defends their European title in Poland and Ukraine.
Spain boss, Vicente del Bosque, had previously warned that he was in danger of being overlooked four years after scoring Spain’s winning goal in the final with Germany in Austria.
‘I’ll have to see how Torres finishes the season,’ said del Bosque.
‘It has probably been difficult moving from Liverpool to Chelsea, because playing in a team that is not doing well is never easy.’
There was good news and bad at the weekend for Fernando Torres who ended his goal-drought with a brace against Leicester City but then found out his rival for a place in Spain’s Euro 2012 squad scored a hat-trick!
Torres’ barren spell lasted 25 hours, 41 minutes and stretched a staggering 151 days – since a double for Chelsea against Genk in the Champions League.
Fernando Torres ended his long term goal drought with a brace as as the Chelsea FC moved into the FA Cup semi-finals. Last season, Torres made a £50million move from Liverpool-Anfield.
‘I needed those goals, I’d been working so hard. I found the net so it’s a good day for me, I feel happy.
‘I think maybe this season I am playing at a very good level but I was not scoring goals in this period and the job of the striker is to score goals.
‘So if you don’t do it then the people think you are playing badly but for me the main thing is the support of the people.
‘They have all been with me. The team-mates, the staff. I feel the confidence of the manager now and obviously it’s a good time for me and for Chelsea.’
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“He’s a tremendous player, a fantastic guy too. A team player who we value very much. He plays hard and tries hard; he had a great game on Tuesday and the only thing missing was a goal, but I don’t really care about that as long as the team win,” said Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo.
Fernando José Torres Sanz – nicknamed El Nino, was born 20 March 1984, is a Spanish footballer who plays for Chelsea FC and the Spain national team as a striker. Torres became the fastest player in Liverpool history to score 50 league goals. He left Liverpool in January 2011 to join Chelsea for a record British transfer fee of £50 million, making him the most expensive Spanish player in history.
Torres scored twice at UEFA Euro 2008, including the winning goal for Spain in their 1–0 win over Germany in the Final.
Torres made his 60th appearance for Spain in a 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification victory over Turkey on 28 March 2009, becoming the youngest player to reach this milestone. He was named in Spain’s team for the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup in June. He scored his second hat-trick for Spain after 17 minutes into a Confederations Cup game against New Zealand on 14 June, thus recording the fastest hat-trick by a player for Spain. He played for Spain as they were defeated 2–0 by the United States in the semi-final, as well as the third-place play-off, which Spain won 3–2 against South Africa after extra time.
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