Spain retaining their European title would benefit the whole of the country at a difficult time in its history, their coach Vicente Del Bosque said on Thursday.
Spain is mired in recession and recently received a 100-billion-euro ($125 billion) loan for its embattled banks, which have been plunged into crisis by the property market crashing.
"If we can do it. I believe that it will be beneficial not just for football but for the country in general," said Del Bosque. "It will send some signals to the country that we are going in the right direction. And if the success can be transferred into society, that would be marvellous."