Euro 2012 Press Round-up 1st July

01 July 2012 01:26
MARCA: "Bring it"
Marca's front page shows Casillas holding the Euro cup four years ago, and the World Cup back in 2010, the 'bring it' obviously refers to this year's UEFA European trophy.
"Thank you, whatever happens today, you've made us happy" This newspaper throws a message to the whole squad, amongst the biggest debt crisis, high figures of unemployment, football has once again been a nice distraction for people.
Marca doesn't let us forget that Spain are one step away from being the first ever team to win the treble (Euro, World Cup, Euro).

AS: "Together we can!"
AS calls for unity "No Madrid, no Barca, from Andalucia to Catalonia". The picture on the front page is of Ramos and Pique together holding a flag that reads 'La Roja'.
Casillas seems confident "We are going to defend what we achieved four years ago"
Xavi says "I would have liked to be more trascendent".

MUNDO DEPORTIVO: "Date with history"
Simple front page for this Spanish newspaper, a purple background with the words 'The Final" and on one side a picture of Xavi and on another, a picture of Andrea Pirlo.
"Spain is looking for the treble today against Italy and that way keep going what started back in 2008".
Del Bosque, who hasn't been a fan of playing with strikers has said "We will play with 3 strikers almost for sure". His Italian counterpart Cesare Prandelli has said "We will go out bearing all, we're going to try and control the game".

SPORT: "Date with history"
This Catalan newspaper uses the same headline as Mundo Deportivo, however for their picture they have the Euro trophy, and Xavi controlling  the ball.
The Spanish national team is looking for the much wanted treble and Xavi for his 23rd title in his footballing career.

The picture of La Gazzetta is of the team celebrating, all togethe in a circle.
The Azzurri will be looking at trying to win the European cup, as they haven't done so for 44 years.
Prandelli says that they won't close themselves and only defend against the reigning European and World champions.

TUTTOSPORT: "Italy unleashed"
Same picture as La Gazzetta of the players celebrating.
Tuttosport says "Tonight the challenge to Spain: To win Euro 2012.
In other news, Chelsea are going to try and sign Maicon. Real Madrid are also interested in the Brazilian Inter rightback.
Del Piero has said goodbye to Juventus, but has said "I'm one of you". 

Source: DSG

World Cup Group G

Belgium 1 0 0 3 3
England 1 0 0 1 3
Tunisa 0 0 1 -1 0
Panama 0 0 1 -3 0
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