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Euro photos: Kiddies party after dads' triumph

Last updated on: July 3, 2012 09:20 IST

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Xabi Alonso and a child celebrate with the trophy after Spain's victory over Italy in the Euro 2012 final.

-Spain coach Del Bosque modest in victory

Spain retained the Euro title after a convincing 4-0 victory on Sunday in Kiev.

Spain are the first team to win back-to-back European Championships with a World Cup triumph in between. It is their third European title, equalling Germany's record.


Photographs: Alessandro Bianchi/REUTERS

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Carolina Marcialis, wife of Italy player Antonio Cassano, is pictured during their Euro 2012 final.

Goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon passed Dino Zoff's record for the most appearances at the European/World Cup finals with his 25th game.

Only Paolo Maldini (36) and Fabio Cannavaro (26) have played more times for Italy.


Photographs: Tony Gentile / Reuters

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Spain's Alvaro Negredo celebrates with his daughter and the trophy.

Spain 4-0 win on Sunday beat the victory margin Helmut Schoen's West Germany side recorded for a Euro final with their 3-0 win over the Soviet Union in 1972.


Photographs: Reuters

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Spain's Alvaro Arbeloa celebrates victory with his daughter.

Sunday's victory was Spain's first outright win over Italy in eight major tournament matches (they won a penalty shoot-out after a 0-0 draw in Euro 2008 quarter-finals).


Photographs: Darren Staples / Reuters

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Spain's Fernando Torres celebrates with children after the final.

Torres is the first player to score in two European Championship finals and wins the Euro 2012 golden boot for top-scorer, by virtue of also having an assist and having played fewer minutes than Germany's Mario Gomez, who also had three goals.


Photographs: Darren Staples / Reuters

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Spain's Torres celebrates with his wife Olalla and the trophy.

Spain are unbeaten in their last 12 European Championship finals matches and have not conceded a goal in their last five, both competition records.

They have kept clean sheets in their last 10 knockout games at the European and World Cup finals.


Photographs: Kai Pfaffenbach / Reuters
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Spain's Pedro Rodriguez (left) and Santi Cazorla (centre) pose for a family photo after defeating Italy.

Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas is only the second player along with Franz Beckenbauer (1972-1976) to captain their country in three European Championship/World Cup finals.




Photographs: Tony Gentile / Reuters

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Spain's Sergio Ramos and a child celebrate with the trophy.

Andres Iniesta, who helped Spain to a second successive European Championship triumph in Poland and Ukraine, was named the best player at the tournament by UEFA on Monday.


Photographs: Alessandro Bianchi / Reuters

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