Kiev plays host to the final match of this year's tournament, with the expected Spain facing off the unexpected Italy. The latter beat Germany in an impressive turn of events, but will have their work cut out for them this evening. In head to head facts, the BBC report: "Seven of the last 10 matches between Spain and Italy have been 0-0 at half-time." Look out for top strikers Cesc Fabregas and Mario Balotelli, with Super Mario on top form after two goals in the semi final. Whoever wins today takes top honours, and it really is all to play for.

305 responses

  • Christine01/07/2012 at 18:01

    The final, eh?

  • Will^01/07/2012 at 18:01

    FBFB was that the call?

  • Janna01/07/2012 at 18:02

    What are we going to do once the football finishes ;)

  • Ryan01/07/2012 at 18:03

    Ah Euro 2012, you've been fun*.

    *average.

  • Mr C01/07/2012 at 18:03

    What are we going to do once the football finishes ;)

    heh!

  • Will^01/07/2012 at 18:03

    What are we going to do once the football finishes ;)

    Wait 3 weeks and get all Olympic :D

  • Will^01/07/2012 at 18:04

    Which channel are people choosing to watch?

  • Christine01/07/2012 at 18:04

    FBFB was that the call?

    No FBFB. I considered it but it would be useless!

  • Ryan01/07/2012 at 18:05

    What are we going to do once the football finishes ;)

    Panic over the transfer window?

  • Christine01/07/2012 at 18:05

    Which channel are people choosing to watch?

    BBC build-up. Waiting to see who is commentating for the match though.

  • Christine01/07/2012 at 18:09

    I am loathe to make a prediction to avoid jinxing anyone.

  • Janna01/07/2012 at 18:11

    I don't mind who wins this one so I'm hoping for some good football to watch

  • Will^01/07/2012 at 18:12

    BBC build-up. Waiting to see who is commentating for the match though.

    That's my thinking - to avoid Lawro.

  • Ryan01/07/2012 at 18:13

    That's my thinking - to avoid Lawro.

    There's always option 3, 5Live with Alan Green.... oh.

  • Will^01/07/2012 at 18:15

    What does this guys know about football?

  • Janna01/07/2012 at 18:16

    Decided to have my own build up by listening to yesterday's Armchair Euros (5 Live programme with Alan Davies)

  • Mr C01/07/2012 at 18:16

    Panic over the transfer window?

    what's to panic about?

  • Christine01/07/2012 at 18:18

    That's my thinking - to avoid Lawro.

    Exactly that.

  • Ryan01/07/2012 at 18:22

    what's to panic about?

    We don't even have a manger (yet), but there's no doubt going to be eight weeks of rumours linking Modric to every club who can afford to spend £35m+ and Champions League football. The Jan Vertonghen transfer is taking forever and we appear to be signing Gylfi Sigurdsson for a postion where we have many good players. We need about two new strikers, a replacement for Modric and two reserve keepers no doubt. And there's still a lot of deadwood we need to get rid of, for which Levy will no doubt price Jenas at about £10m. Sooooo, lots of panicking.

  • Will^01/07/2012 at 18:23

    what's to panic about?

    Is [insert club] going to lose it's stars?

    Is [insert club] going to get any great players / good deals?

    Is [insert club] going to waste their money up the wall and regret it for the season? ...

  • Janna01/07/2012 at 18:24

    Now, I'm "cooking" frozen pizza for my match food. I'm sure there's something I've got to remember to do before I put it in the oven. Can anyone help me?

  • Christine01/07/2012 at 18:31

    Now, I'm "cooking" frozen pizza for my match food. I'm sure there's something I've got to remember to do before I put it in the oven. Can anyone help me?

    Hehehehe!

  • Mr C01/07/2012 at 18:32

    Now, I'm "cooking" frozen pizza for my match food. I'm sure there's something I've got to remember to do before I put it in the oven. Can anyone help me?

    *booom*

  • Rubbergoat01/07/2012 at 18:32

    Evening. My heart says Italy, head says Spain.

  • Pat W01/07/2012 at 18:32

    @TheMediaTweets

    So far BBC far more popular for the #euro2012 final. US followers watching on ESPN. Somebody must be watching ITV...?

  • Mr C01/07/2012 at 18:32

    Sooooo, lots of panicking.

    and that has to be sorted by when?

  • Rubbergoat01/07/2012 at 18:32

    We don't even have a manger (yet), but there's no doubt going to be eight weeks of rumours linking Modric to every club who can afford to spend £35m+ and Champions League football. The Jan Vertonghen transfer is taking forever and we appear to be signing Gylfi Sigurdsson for a postion where we have many good players. We need about two new strikers, a replacement for Modric and two reserve keepers no doubt. And there's still a lot of deadwood we need to get rid of, for which Levy will no doubt price Jenas at about £10m. Sooooo, lots of panicking.

    Villas boas isn't it?

  • Janna01/07/2012 at 18:33

    Villas boas isn't it?

    Not yet confirmed I believe

  • Ryan01/07/2012 at 18:34

    Villas boas isn't it?

    Sometime next week probably.

    and that has to be sorted by when?

    August 31st, but first game against Newcastle on August 18th? should be the key aim.

  • Mr C01/07/2012 at 18:34

    August 31st, but first game against Newcastle on August 18th? should be the key aim.

    panic!

  • Rubbergoat01/07/2012 at 18:35

    I can't believe the golden boot is tied on only 3 goals!

  • Will^01/07/2012 at 18:35

    Anthems tonight, are we going to get them the right way round?

  • Mr C01/07/2012 at 18:36

    Anthems tonight, are we going to get them the right way round?

    :)

  • Rubbergoat01/07/2012 at 18:37

    Oh BBC are now recycling the crap poem they used before England lost!

  • Janna01/07/2012 at 18:39

    Oh BBC are now recycling the crap poem they used before England lost!

    That's Roman poet Boethius from The Consolation of Philosophy. I don't think it's the poem that's rubbish

  • Will^01/07/2012 at 18:39

    What's that music they'r eplaying now?

  • Rubbergoat01/07/2012 at 18:39

    That's Roman poet Boethius from The Consolation of Philosophy. I don't think it's the poem that's rubbish

    True. But the cheesy way they are using it was!

  • Ryan01/07/2012 at 18:40

    Two goalkeepers as captains, brilliant.

  • Janna01/07/2012 at 18:40

    True. But the cheesy way they are using it was!

    Now that I agree with

  • Rubbergoat01/07/2012 at 18:40

    Two goalkeepers as captains, brilliant.

    Both are very scary shouty men!

  • Rubbergoat01/07/2012 at 18:40

    I'd say I have butterflies in my stomach, but that might just be my hangover talking ;)

  • Christine01/07/2012 at 18:41

    Both are very scary shouty men!

    No one can be as scary as Hart barking!

  • Ryan01/07/2012 at 18:41

    Both are very scary shouty men!

    Name me a good keeper who isn't.

  • Rubbergoat01/07/2012 at 18:41

    Name me a good keeper who isn't.

    Very true.

  • Will^01/07/2012 at 18:42

    Wrong way round again. #BlamePlatini

  • Ryan01/07/2012 at 18:42

    Forza Italia.

  • Rubbergoat01/07/2012 at 18:43

    Opera singers are overdoing it!

  • Christine01/07/2012 at 18:43

    So... is it Lawro?

  • Janna01/07/2012 at 18:43

    It's pity Russia aren't in the final, I like their anthem best

  • Rubbergoat01/07/2012 at 18:43

    Are we going to have flamenco dancers for the Spanish one after?

  • Jacques01/07/2012 at 18:43

    Good evening from France

  • Will^01/07/2012 at 18:43

    So... is it Lawro?

    Someone on my Twitter says yes

  • Christine01/07/2012 at 18:44

    Someone on my Twitter says yes

    Hello ITV! :)

  • Rubbergoat01/07/2012 at 18:44

    Hello ITV! :)

    There's always radio 5 live.

  • Will^01/07/2012 at 18:45

    We could consider which is ahead ...

  • Christine01/07/2012 at 18:45

    There's always radio 5 live.

    I don't really mind any of the others, as long as they don't make me want to kill myself. I'm not knowledgable enough to get annoyed at them really :)

  • Rubbergoat01/07/2012 at 18:46

    I don't really mind any of the others, as long as they don't make me want to kill myself. I'm not knowledgable enough to get annoyed at them really :)

    I know what you mean. Lawro is just a buzz killer. I imagine he spends the game doing his crossword, on,y to be annoyed into speaking when the other commentator elbows him!

  • Christine01/07/2012 at 18:46

    I know what you mean. Lawro is just a buzz killer. I imagine he spends the game doing his crossword, on,y to be annoyed into speaking when the other commentator elbows him!

    I can see it now!

  • Rubbergoat01/07/2012 at 18:47

    Buffon wears hair grips?

  • Ryan01/07/2012 at 18:47

    I am so glad I don't have to hear that stupid countdown for at least another two years.

  • Rubbergoat01/07/2012 at 18:48

    I am so glad I don't have to hear that stupid countdown for at least another two years.

    I heard that spurs hired him...

  • Will^01/07/2012 at 18:48

    ITV are 5 seconds behind, so we're gritting our teeth.

  • Rubbergoat01/07/2012 at 18:48

    Buffon wears hair grips?

    Mind you, one of the all blacks wears eye liner!

  • Pat W01/07/2012 at 18:48

    I am so glad I don't have to hear that stupid countdown for at least another two years.

    I like it, it's very Robot Wars, and it gets funny when they do it wrong

  • Steven Roy01/07/2012 at 18:49

    I like it, it's very Robot Wars, and it gets funny when they do it wrong

    What ever happened to Robot Wars?

  • Ryan01/07/2012 at 18:49

    I heard that spurs hired him...

    If they did, I'm supporting Huddersfield Town

  • Rubbergoat01/07/2012 at 18:50

    If they did, I'm supporting Huddersfield Town

    They'll probably get bought out by Glasgow Rangers ;)

  • Steven Roy01/07/2012 at 18:51

    They'll probably get bought out by Glasgow Rangers ;)

    Not very likely. Maybe by Rangers exiting owners when they get bought out

  • Will^01/07/2012 at 18:52

    Ô and Ramos - I see fireworks

  • Will^01/07/2012 at 18:54

    Ohh - Spain are looking swift, but who was waiting in the middle?

  • Steven Roy01/07/2012 at 18:54

    Looks like Lucas di Grassi is after a Ferrari drive. Supporting Italy with Massa who is trying to hang on to one

  • Ryan01/07/2012 at 18:54

    They'll probably get bought out by Glasgow Rangers ;)

    They better not or I'll be quite unhappy.

  • Mr C01/07/2012 at 18:54

    Ohh - Spain are looking swift, but who was waiting in the middle?

    italy

  • Will^01/07/2012 at 18:55

    italy

    :)

  • Rubbergoat01/07/2012 at 18:56

    Hah. My choices are lawro or R5L ahead of my video!

  • Pat W01/07/2012 at 18:56

    What ever happened to Robot Wars?

    No idea.. just vanished

  • Steven Roy01/07/2012 at 18:57

    Spain seem to deliberately avoid playing the ovious pass

  • Mr C01/07/2012 at 18:57

    shot, but oooooh.

  • Will^01/07/2012 at 18:57

    No idea.. just vanished

    Disappeared into the Pit of Oblivion

  • Steven Roy01/07/2012 at 18:57

    Thought the had scored for a second

  • Steven Roy01/07/2012 at 18:57

    Disappeared into the Pit of Oblivion

    :D

  • Ryan01/07/2012 at 18:57

    Ahh, Buffon had that one covered...

  • Will^01/07/2012 at 18:57

    Del Bosque has obv told them to shoot a few more times!

  • Steven Roy01/07/2012 at 19:00

    What a goal

  • Will^01/07/2012 at 19:00

    NOT A BORING GAME TONIGHT !!!

  • Mr C01/07/2012 at 19:00

    WOWOWOW

  • Christine01/07/2012 at 19:01

    Wow, they weren't hanging about!

  • Rubbergoat01/07/2012 at 19:01

    Jeez. Already?

  • Mr C01/07/2012 at 19:01

    how did he find that head?

  • Ryan01/07/2012 at 19:01

    A header and a half.

  • Steven Roy01/07/2012 at 19:01

    How did he cross that after he was barged

  • Will^01/07/2012 at 19:01

    That was a great move by the Spanish

  • Mr C01/07/2012 at 19:01

    How did he cross that after he was barged

    just amazing

  • Rubbergoat01/07/2012 at 19:02

    Well, that wasn't boring ;)

  • Rubbergoat01/07/2012 at 19:02

    Whoops!

  • Steven Roy01/07/2012 at 19:03

    Easy to see why SPC likes Heikki

    Heikki Kovalainen @H_Kovalainen

    now

    In Witney, visiting my mate watching football and golf same time!

  • Ryan01/07/2012 at 19:03

    I've had word that the CBBC commentary is worse than Lawro.

  • Mr C01/07/2012 at 19:03

    In Witney, visiting my mate watching football and golf same time!

    dual screens

  • Rubbergoat01/07/2012 at 19:03

    I've had word that the CBBC commentary is worse than Lawro.

    CBBC are doing commentary for this?

  • Will^01/07/2012 at 19:03

    ‏@Formula1_com: #F1 HRT (Spain) 1 - 0 Ferrari (Italy)

  • Ryan01/07/2012 at 19:04

    CBBC are doing commentary for this?

    Apparantly its replaced the 'no commentary' option on Freeview.

  • Steven Roy01/07/2012 at 19:04

    Great reaction by Ramos

  • Mr C01/07/2012 at 19:07

    terrible defending by italy

  • Steven Roy01/07/2012 at 19:09

    Italy look very sloppy compared to Spain. Nowhere near the same level of control

  • Pat W01/07/2012 at 19:09

    :) :)

    @Pundamentalism "Fantastic news, Mr. Lawrenson, it's a beautiful baby boy!" / "Not even twins then?" *sigh* #Euro2012

  • Will^01/07/2012 at 19:10

    @Pundamentalism "Fantastic news, Mr. Lawrenson, it's a beautiful baby boy!" / "Not even twins then?" *sigh* #Euro2012

    :)

  • Mr C01/07/2012 at 19:12

    algesuari booked.

  • Will^01/07/2012 at 19:14

    "Desperados at the back for Italy" - no wonder they're not brilliant if they are drinking beer + tequilla!

  • Will^01/07/2012 at 19:21

    Spain look like they have more men on the pitch.

    The Stewards will investigate after the match.

  • Mr C01/07/2012 at 19:21

    The Stewards will investigate after the match.

    :) :)

  • Mr C01/07/2012 at 19:22

    damn this is some good football

  • Steven Roy01/07/2012 at 19:22

    Spain look like they have more men on the pitch.

    Maybe Italy are doing the Glock trick to save wear and tear on the boots

  • Will^01/07/2012 at 19:23

    damn this is some good football

    I'm glad the best 2 teams are producing a good match to watch :)

  • Steven Roy01/07/2012 at 19:24

    Whoever is playing wide left for Spain must be getting fed up. He has started a load of great runs in space and had to check out of all of them because no-one has given him the ball

  • Will^01/07/2012 at 19:27

    Might be Xavi Alonso - he has a huge ginger beard.

  • Steven Roy01/07/2012 at 19:27

    Finally play the ball left when he is shut down

  • Will^01/07/2012 at 19:28

    WOWOWOWOW

  • Steven Roy01/07/2012 at 19:28

    FAB U LOUS

  • Mr C01/07/2012 at 19:28

    sooooo fast!!

  • Pat W01/07/2012 at 19:28

    Nice

  • Will^01/07/2012 at 19:28

    :) left backs are on form :)

  • Ryan01/07/2012 at 19:28

    A goal for Newcastle there.

  • Rubbergoat01/07/2012 at 19:28

    @fieldproducer: Big question is will all those who've switched to ITV due to Lawrenson turn back over to the BBC at half time to avoid Adrian Chiles?

  • Rubbergoat01/07/2012 at 19:29

    Wow. Spain are so much better than they have been so far!

  • Steven Roy01/07/2012 at 19:29

    Wow. Spain are so much better than they have been so far!

    They have had some rest

  • Rubbergoat01/07/2012 at 19:30

    They're playing a completely different game to how they have so far in the tournament!

  • Will^01/07/2012 at 19:30

    So long as we don't have SPA passing-the bus and ruining the 2nd half. We want more!

  • Pat W01/07/2012 at 19:31

    @fieldproducer: Big question is will all those who've switched to ITV due to Lawrenson turn back over to the BBC at half time to avoid Adrian Chiles?

    Oh definitely

  • Rubbergoat01/07/2012 at 19:31

    I still have to wonder if Germany would have made a better game if it than Italy have?

  • Will^01/07/2012 at 19:31

    Cynical challenge

  • Steven Roy01/07/2012 at 19:31

    That should have been red

  • Steven Roy01/07/2012 at 19:32

    I still have to wonder if Germany would have made a better game if it than Italy have?

    I think Germany are the better team. I still think Spain would have won comfortably

  • Steven Roy01/07/2012 at 19:32

    Very clever freekick

  • Ryan01/07/2012 at 19:33

    I still have to wonder if Germany would have made a better game if it than Italy have?

    Germany looked knackered against Italy, Spain would have ahd a field day.

  • Mr C01/07/2012 at 19:33

    loved that half. hope 2nd offers something too.

  • Steven Roy01/07/2012 at 19:34

    Doubt I have ever seen a better performance ever

  • Rubbergoat01/07/2012 at 19:34

    loved that half. hope 2nd offers something too.

    Youre a whole minute ahead of the BBC website!

  • Will^01/07/2012 at 19:34

    loved that half. hope 2nd offers something too.

    Italy need to go for it, which will open the game = chances galore. (That's the theory anyway)

  • Ryan01/07/2012 at 19:34

    loved that half. hope 2nd offers something too.

    Hope Italy get an early goal to keep it interesting, although Spain could play themselves with this performance and it would be enjoyable.

  • Mr C01/07/2012 at 19:34

    Youre a whole minute ahead of the BBC website!

    spc fast :)

  • Rubbergoat01/07/2012 at 19:34

    Half time. Dishes need doing!

  • Steven Roy01/07/2012 at 19:36

    Seems a long time since Graeme Souness arrived at Rangers and said Sampdoria have this fantastic kid called Vialli

  • Will^01/07/2012 at 19:40

    Are they going to see what Jake says pitchside?

  • Will^01/07/2012 at 19:47

    Anybody else notice that on that BBC animation for the London2012 they had gymnastics in the Olympic Stadium - that's not right.

  • Pat W01/07/2012 at 19:47

    Are they going to see what Jake says pitchside?

    Earlier he wasn't even inside, he was saying he wished he had a ticket

  • Pat W01/07/2012 at 19:48

    Anybody else notice that on that BBC animation for the London2012 they had gymnastics in the Olympic Stadium - that's not right.

    Looked to me like the stadium was surrounding the whole of London

  • Ryan01/07/2012 at 19:48

    Di Natale!

  • Will^01/07/2012 at 19:48

    Looked to me like the stadium was surrounding the whole of London

    Oooo - if so I doth my cap to them.

  • Pat W01/07/2012 at 19:49

    Oooo - if so I doth my cap to them.

    I thought it was a bit of a copy of the Lloyds Bank ad :)

  • Mr C01/07/2012 at 19:49

    blimey, good start for italy.

  • Ryan01/07/2012 at 19:50

    Good to see Italy start off the blocks quickly

  • Will^01/07/2012 at 19:50

    I thought it was a bit of a copy of the Lloyds Bank ad :)

    Interestingly Lloyds are a sponsor of the Games. #forthejourney

  • Steven Roy01/07/2012 at 19:52

    Could have been a penalty for two reasons

  • Will^01/07/2012 at 19:52

    Could have been a penalty for two reasons

    ... and high foot?

  • Ryan01/07/2012 at 19:53

    Hmmm.

  • Steven Roy01/07/2012 at 19:53

    ... and high foot?

    More that he led with his studs. Wasn't really high enough to penalise

  • Steven Roy01/07/2012 at 19:54

    Balotelli's second dive

  • Will^01/07/2012 at 19:54

    More that he led with his studs. Wasn't really high enough to penalise

    It was the low head that through me - ITA were lucky there - could've been all over

  • Will^01/07/2012 at 19:54

    Save

  • Mr C01/07/2012 at 19:54

    oooosh

  • Ryan01/07/2012 at 19:55

    This is why you start with Di Natale, effectively three chances already.

  • Will^01/07/2012 at 19:56

    This is why you start with Di Natale, effectively three chances already.

    If he brings Italy back into this, it'll be like all their Christmases have come at once.

  • Rubbergoat01/07/2012 at 19:57

    If he brings Italy back into this, it'll be like all their Christmases have come at once.

    http://instantrimshot.com/

  • Will^01/07/2012 at 19:59

    http://instantrimshot.com/

    All this sport is just another excuse to make (bad) puns.

  • Steven Roy01/07/2012 at 20:00

    I think if Italy score it will just annoy Spain

  • Ryan01/07/2012 at 20:00

    All this sport is just another excuse to make (bad) puns.

    What's the Motta with you?

  • Rubbergoat01/07/2012 at 20:01

    What's the Motta with you?

    He's acting like a Buffon.

  • Will^01/07/2012 at 20:03

    He's acting like a Buffon.

    Just Xavi a laugh guys!

  • Will^01/07/2012 at 20:05

    Didn't warm up properly - there's a lesson for the kids.

  • Jacques01/07/2012 at 20:06

    Didn't warm up properly - there's a lesson for the kids.

    he was already injured!

  • Mr C01/07/2012 at 20:07

    Didn't warm up properly - there's a lesson for the kids.

    always worth running your fingers under a warm tap before a long commenting session.

  • Jacques01/07/2012 at 20:07

    he was already injured!

    at least he came from injury but obviously not perfectly fitted!

  • Rubbergoat01/07/2012 at 20:08

    Radio 5 commentator just had a go at the ref for being Portuguese when Spain are in the final...

  • Rubbergoat01/07/2012 at 20:09

    Radio 5 commentator just had a go at the ref for being Portuguese when Spain are in the final...

    Also He seems to have a bee in his bonnet about 5th officials.

  • Jacques01/07/2012 at 20:09

    Radio 5 commentator just had a go at the ref for being Portuguese when Spain are in the final...

    That is very bad journalism, the referee is today the best in Europe. Don't forget he did the final of the Champions League!

  • Steven Roy01/07/2012 at 20:10

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    Christ. I find Mark Lawrenson depressing. And I'm Death. #Euro2012

  • Mr C01/07/2012 at 20:10

    Christ. I find Mark Lawrenson depressing. And I'm Death. #Euro2012

    :)

  • Pat W01/07/2012 at 20:10

    Steve Death @Its_Death

    Steve? :) :)

  • Ryan01/07/2012 at 20:10

    Bring on the football... https://twitter.com/theballisround/status/219521973359874048

  • Jacques01/07/2012 at 20:11

    On French TV we have in the commentary box Mr Wenger himself!

    His comments are quite interesting and instructive I must say

  • Rubbergoat01/07/2012 at 20:12

    On French TV we have in the commentary box Mr Wenger himself!

    I want to learn French just to hear that!

  • Will^01/07/2012 at 20:12

    His comments are quite interesting and instructive I must say

    Yes, but does he actually see any of the action?

  • Ryan01/07/2012 at 20:12

    On French TV we have in the commentary box Mr Wenger himself!

    Hey, Mark Lawrensen suddenly looks so appealing.

  • Jacques01/07/2012 at 20:12

    Yes, but does he actually see any of the action?

    He very much likes the game

  • Jacques01/07/2012 at 20:14

    I want to learn French just to hear that!

    Come in France for a few weeks, you leran it!

    BTW, beside GB F1GP it's Le Mans Classic

  • Rubbergoat01/07/2012 at 20:14

    BTW, beside GB F1GP it's Le Mans Classic

    I'll miss both, I'm going to a summer house for a week in the middle of nowhere ;)

  • Jacques01/07/2012 at 20:15

    BTW, beside GB F1GP it's Le Mans Classic

    Sorry, but it's next weekend

  • Mr C01/07/2012 at 20:15

    BTW, beside GB F1GP it's Le Mans Classic

    so much sport! ;)

  • Christine01/07/2012 at 20:17

    You can't substitute a substitute?

  • Jacques01/07/2012 at 20:17

    I'll miss both, I'm going to a summer house for a week in the middle of nowhere ;)

    I'm very luck I live 1 hour from the track, so Friday & Saturday in Le Mans and Sunday in the couch for the GP

    Tough live ;-))

  • Steven Roy01/07/2012 at 20:18

    You can't substitute a substitute?

    Yes you can. You can only make 3 substitutions but you can substitute your 1st sub then sub your second sub

  • Jacques01/07/2012 at 20:18

    You can't substitute a substitute?

    yes you can but they already changed 3 player

  • Pat W01/07/2012 at 20:18

    I'm very luck I live 1 hour from the track, so Friday & Saturday in Le Mans and Sunday in the couch for the GP

    Oh wow, sounds perfect

  • Christine01/07/2012 at 20:18

    Yes you can. You can only make 3 substitutions but you can substitute your 1st sub then sub your second sub

    Ah ha!

  • Steven Roy01/07/2012 at 20:19

    I'm very luck I live 1 hour from the track, so Friday & Saturday in Le Mans and Sunday in the couch for the GP

    Sounds good

  • Jacques01/07/2012 at 20:19

    Oh wow, sounds perfect

    Looking forward to take my Frogeye once more overthere

  • Rubbergoat01/07/2012 at 20:19

    You can't substitute a substitute?

    You can only make 3changes. Doesn't matter who they are. The problem is that Italy already made all 3 so they can't change the injured player.

  • Mr C01/07/2012 at 20:19

    yes you can but they already changed 3 player

    missed that. ta.

  • Steven Roy01/07/2012 at 20:19

    Spain 2-0 up with 15 minutes to go decide now is the time to play a striker??

  • Rubbergoat01/07/2012 at 20:20

    Spain 2-0 up with 15 minutes to go decide now is the time to play a striker??

    They'd never expect that!

  • Jacques01/07/2012 at 20:20

    We all know by now who will be the winner.

    Meanwhile on MotorsTV we have the 6 hours of Watkings Glenn

  • Steven Roy01/07/2012 at 20:21

    Looking forward to take my Frogeye once more overthere

    Those Frogeye Sprites look so strange

    http://images.cdn.fotopedia.com/flickr-3798657100-hd.jpg

  • Pat W01/07/2012 at 20:21

    Looking forward to take my Frogeye once more overthere

    :)

  • Jacques01/07/2012 at 20:21

    Those Frogeye Sprites look so strange

    Cool and clean. Yours?

  • Steven Roy01/07/2012 at 20:22

    Cool and clean. Yours?

    No. Just a random picture for people who had no idea what we were talking about

  • Steven Roy01/07/2012 at 20:22

    Spain should have scored there

  • Mr C01/07/2012 at 20:22

    No. Just a random picture for people who had no idea what we were talking about

    *raises hand*

  • Pat W01/07/2012 at 20:23

    Those Frogeye Sprites look so strange

    Mum loves them, I think she wants one.

  • Steven Roy01/07/2012 at 20:24

    *raises hand*

    Do you want me to explain why it is called a frogeye or are you OK with that bit?

  • Jacques01/07/2012 at 20:24

    No. Just a random picture for people who had no idea what we were talking about

    Thanks. i would have imagined that every British would known what is a Frogeye

  • Mr C01/07/2012 at 20:24

    Do you want me to explain why it is called a frogeye or are you OK with that bit?

    that much i can see :)

  • Mr C01/07/2012 at 20:24

    Thanks. i would have imagined that every British would known what is a Frogeye

    *shuffles feet*

  • Steven Roy01/07/2012 at 20:25

    Thanks. i would have imagined that every British would known what is a Frogeye

    A lot of the people on this site are too young to know. Very annoying

  • Jacques01/07/2012 at 20:25

    A lot of the people on this site are too young to know. Very annoying

    indeed, indeed I feel suddenly very very old!

  • Will^01/07/2012 at 20:27

    GOAL !!!

  • Mr C01/07/2012 at 20:27

    WOWO

  • Pat W01/07/2012 at 20:27

    3!

  • Steven Roy01/07/2012 at 20:27

    3-0

  • Ryan01/07/2012 at 20:27

    6 way tie for the golden boot!

  • Jacques01/07/2012 at 20:28

    World Champions and now European Champions. What else?

  • Will^01/07/2012 at 20:28

    Hey Italian defence, for the second time this tournament, Fernando is faster than you!

  • Will^01/07/2012 at 20:28

    World Champions and now European Champions. What else?

    Euros before that (defending champs)

  • Rubbergoat01/07/2012 at 20:28

    Wow Torres!

  • Ryan01/07/2012 at 20:28

    World Champions and now European Champions. What else?

    They still haven't won the African Nations Cup, that should be seen as a real disappointment for them.

  • Rubbergoat01/07/2012 at 20:29

    They still haven't won the African Nations Cup, that should be seen as a real disappointment for them.

    Confederations cup?

  • Jacques01/07/2012 at 20:29

    They still haven't won the African Nations Cup, that should be seen as a real disappointment for them.

    yes, they could pretend to play that one as well.

    Spain got a very small part of the African territory, CEUTA, north of Marocco

  • Ryan01/07/2012 at 20:29

    Confederations cup?

    Tahiti will be playing in that competition next season. That's all I'm saying about that.

  • Rubbergoat01/07/2012 at 20:30

    Tahiti will be playing in that competition next season. That's all I'm saying about that.

    You mocked NZ for being in the world cup before and they did ok.

  • Jacques01/07/2012 at 20:30

    Iniesta & Pirlo the best players of the tournament. In my humble,opinion of course

  • Ryan01/07/2012 at 20:31

    You mocked NZ for being in the world cup before and they did ok.

    NZ had moderately decent players to be fair. All of Tahiti's team play in Tahiti.

  • Will^01/07/2012 at 20:31

    !!!!

  • Steven Roy01/07/2012 at 20:31

    4-0

  • Rubbergoat01/07/2012 at 20:31

    NZ had moderately decent players to be fair. All of Tahiti's team play in Tahiti.

    Tahiti have a league???

  • Mr C01/07/2012 at 20:31

    WHAT

  • Christine01/07/2012 at 20:31

    Four!

  • Ryan01/07/2012 at 20:32

    Tahiti have a league???

    I think every country has a league apart from Liechtenstein.

  • Rubbergoat01/07/2012 at 20:32

    Italy, what's ths Mata?

  • Will^01/07/2012 at 20:32

    Biggest winning margin

  • Jacques01/07/2012 at 20:32

    A Chelsea goal!

  • Rubbergoat01/07/2012 at 20:32

    Spain are awesome. They've been holding back for the whole tournament until now.

  • Mr C01/07/2012 at 20:33

    to quote ryan from the previous thread: http://sidepodcast.com/event/germany-vs-italy-semi-final-2012-uefa-european-football-championship#comment-3045550

    when was the last major final that had more than two goals in them? Usually cagey games.

    :)

  • Will^01/07/2012 at 20:33

    Have shown to be the best team, well done Spain.

  • Ryan01/07/2012 at 20:33

    when was the last major final that had more than two goals in them? Usually cagey games.

    Too many people are bringing up points where I've been wrong lately...

  • Mr C01/07/2012 at 20:33

    Too many people are bringing up points where I've been wrong lately...

    hehehe. sorry. you were correct when you typed it.

  • Rubbergoat01/07/2012 at 20:33

    when was the last major final that had more than two goals in them? Usually cagey games.

    Too many people are bringing up points where I've been wrong lately...

    Give the man a job in MOTD ;)

  • Steven Roy01/07/2012 at 20:34

    hehehe. sorry. you were correct when you typed it.

    Sounds like a Murray Walker excuse. It was correct until 10 seconds after I said it

  • Mr C01/07/2012 at 20:35

    Sounds like a Murray Walker excuse. It was correct until 10 seconds after I said it

    i blame this awesome game on ryan.

  • Mr C01/07/2012 at 20:36

    so nearly 5

  • Ryan01/07/2012 at 20:36

    i blame this awesome game on ryan.

    um, yay?

  • Steven Roy01/07/2012 at 20:36

    Tried to back heel a goal on a Euro final

  • Christine01/07/2012 at 20:36

    so nearly 5

    Not really though.

  • Mr C01/07/2012 at 20:36

    Tried to back heel a goal on a Euro final

    #legend

  • Mr C01/07/2012 at 20:37

    and done.

  • Christine01/07/2012 at 20:37

    Balotelli strops off.

  • Rubbergoat01/07/2012 at 20:37

    Well done Spain.

  • Jacques01/07/2012 at 20:37

    What a bad temper this Balotelli!

  • Ryan01/07/2012 at 20:37

    What a bad temper this Balotelli!

    True colours.

  • Christine01/07/2012 at 20:38

    Bit of a rubbish celebration, just bouncing.

  • Will^01/07/2012 at 20:38

    What a bad temper this Balotelli!

    Does a postman strop when he forgets to deliver a letter, and has to put it in his bag for tomorrow?

  • Rubbergoat01/07/2012 at 20:38

    Thank god the final was exciting too.

  • Steven Roy01/07/2012 at 20:39

    Best performance ever on a football field. Normally they play a level above anyone else. Tonight they stepped it up two levels.

  • Mr C01/07/2012 at 20:39

    Best performance ever on a football field. Normally they play a level above anyone else. Tonight they stepped it up two levels.

    best game i've ever watched i think. proper enjoyed that.

  • Pat W01/07/2012 at 20:39

    maxpapis 7:34pm via Twitter for iPhone

    Dear @OriolServia r u ready for a day of schooling in soccer !!'

    ...

    maxpapis 9:32pm via Twitter for iPad

    Dear @OriolServia I was wrong

  • Mr C01/07/2012 at 20:39

    :)

  • Will^01/07/2012 at 20:40

    best game i've ever watched i think. proper enjoyed that.

    Thanks for letting us 'pollute' SPC with such drivel ;)

  • Ryan01/07/2012 at 20:40

    best game i've ever watched i think. proper enjoyed that.

    Most impressive team performance at least at international level since Brazil '70, easily.

  • Steven Roy01/07/2012 at 20:41

    Most impressive team performance at least at international level since Brazil '70, easily.

    That was the best performance I ever saw until today. That Brazil team did things that were ridiculous but Spain are much better

  • Jacques01/07/2012 at 20:41

    Exciting race at the Glen. 4 leader cars in the same second!

  • Mr C01/07/2012 at 20:42

    Thanks for letting us 'pollute' SPC with such drivel ;)

    appreciate the commments y'all.

  • Will^01/07/2012 at 20:42

    Torres' assist was a no-look pass! Brilliant

  • Rubbergoat01/07/2012 at 20:44

    What a bad temper this Balotelli!

    He's back on.

  • Ryan01/07/2012 at 20:46

    I hope Platini somehow slips.

  • Will^01/07/2012 at 20:46

    @guardian_sport: Fernando Torres wins Golden Boot despite being on the field for just 189 minutes of #Euro2012

  • Steven Roy01/07/2012 at 20:46

    Torres' assist was a no-look pass! Brilliant

    Just like Pele in the 1970 Brazil final Ryan mentioned. Bear in mind this was late in the game and it was at very high temperature and high altitude in Mexico City so the players are knackered by this stage. Watch when Pele #10 gets the ball

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HrjevD2vhk

  • Rubbergoat01/07/2012 at 20:47

    I hope the Italians keep their coach after this.

  • Steven Roy01/07/2012 at 20:47

    Classy by Buffon shaking hands right down the line

  • Ryan01/07/2012 at 20:48

    Just realised this England-Italy game appears to be going on while I'm in Italy...

  • Will^01/07/2012 at 20:49

    Wait for John Terry to jump out and help lift the trophey.

  • Mark01/07/2012 at 20:50

    Prandelli and Platini were team-mates at Juve. Wonderful little embrace.

  • Ryan01/07/2012 at 20:52

    Do we really need a caption that says Spain have won it?

  • Rubbergoat01/07/2012 at 20:54

    It's been a great tournament.

  • Will^01/07/2012 at 20:54

    Do we really need a caption that says Spain have won it?

    It would be less obvious to write: This is a caption

  • Rubbergoat01/07/2012 at 20:54

    I think Euro 2012 has proved that football is a game that's not just played on paper.

  • Steven Roy01/07/2012 at 20:54

    Great to have a major final that is not a disaster but a proper show piece

  • Mr C01/07/2012 at 20:54

    people, it's been a pleasure. must dash now.

    *group hug*

  • Jacques01/07/2012 at 20:55

    Great to have a major final that is not a disaster but a proper show piece

    With the exception of the French squad

  • Ryan01/07/2012 at 20:56

    Great to have a major final that is not a disaster but a proper show piece

    When have we last had one of those? France in 98 maybe?

  • Steven Roy01/07/2012 at 20:57

    When have we last had one of those? France in 98 maybe?

    Can't think of one since

  • Rubbergoat01/07/2012 at 20:58

    When have we last had one of those? France in 98 maybe?

    Yeah that was a great final. And euro 92 before that.

  • Ryan01/07/2012 at 20:58

    Yeah that was a great final. And euro 92 before that.

    I think you can group that with Euro 04 and maybe ANC 12 in the 'underdogs' category.

  • Rubbergoat01/07/2012 at 21:01

    Well I am very glad to be proven wrong. There was no way any team in the world were going to beat Spain tonight!

  • Rubbergoat01/07/2012 at 21:02

    Are Jake and Martin even there? They look blue screened!

  • Ryan01/07/2012 at 21:02

    Anyway, Euro 2012 has been a good tournament, have enjoyed a fair bit of it.

    Of course the showpiece of the summer starts next Saturday, Speedway World Cup!

  • Will^01/07/2012 at 21:04

    Are Jake and Martin even there? They look blue screened!

    Jake tweeted before ko that they were on the pitch

  • Jacques01/07/2012 at 21:05

    Allright everyone, wishing you a good sleep and, maybe, see you next Sunday.

    Cheers

  • Pat W01/07/2012 at 21:08

    Good tournament, watched far more of it than intended and it was worthwhile. Some boring ones, some fun ones. Spain seemed to step it up yet another level today. I'm all footballed-out for now though! I'm not that into Wimbledon so I guess the next stop is Silverstone.

  • Jacques01/07/2012 at 21:09

    Just a last info, if you like classic cars, Le Mans Classic will be on MotorsTV the whole weekend.

  • Rubbergoat01/07/2012 at 21:10

    Thanks for the awesome comments everyone. It's been a great tournament and I've enjoyed the comments during every game!

  • Jacques01/07/2012 at 21:10

    http://www.motorstv.com/tv-guide-uk?d=2012-07-07

  • Steven Roy01/07/2012 at 21:11

    Just a last info, if you like classic cars, Le Mans Classic will be on MotorsTV the whole weekend.

    I must try and watch some of that because I have never seen it before. I have read about it but never seen it on TV

  • Will^01/07/2012 at 21:11

    SPC defo improved the tournament, regardless of the quality of the football, which was on the whole good. Watched all but 1 game and I'm now looking for another sport to replace it. Maybe TdF until the Olympics arrives.

  • Ryan01/07/2012 at 21:11

    SPC defo improved the tournament, regardless of the quality of the football, which was on the whole good. Watched all but 1 game and I'm now looking for another sport to replace it. Maybe TdF until the Olympics arrives.

    cough Speedway cough.

  • Pat W01/07/2012 at 21:14

    SPC defo improved the tournament, regardless of the quality of the football, which was on the whole good. Watched all but 1 game and I'm now looking for another sport to replace it. Maybe TdF until the Olympics arrives.

    Yeah commenting has made it much more fun. I'll definitely be catching the ITV4 highlights of the TdF.

  • Will^01/07/2012 at 21:15

    Yeah commenting has made it much more fun. I'll definitely be catching the ITV4 highlights of the TdF.

    We have both Cav and Wiggo FTW - Sky could take every jersey this time!

  • Will^01/07/2012 at 21:30

    BBC Olympic trail: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/olympics/18165601

    The stadium outer is around the *whole* country!! Respect.