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Spain Reign After Historic Euro Final Win
Spain have made history after beating Italy 4-0 in Kiev making them the Euro 2012 champions.
Goals from David Silva, Jordi Alba, Fernando Torres and Juan Mata gave Spain their third European Championship title.
Spain becomes the first team to retain the European Championships and the only team to win three successive major international tournaments.
The team won the Euro in 2008 and the World Cup in 2010.
Spaniards blasted off fireworks after their team won, giving them temporary relief from the crushing economic woes that have engulfed the nation.
Tens of thousands gathered in central Madrid to watch their team beat Italy 4-0 and shout out "Gol!" more times than they thought possible.
Spain has the highest unemployment rate in the 17-nation eurozone, is immersed in a deepening recession and recently asked for a bailout to prop up its hurting banks.
The victory gave Spaniards undisputed proof the team is the best in the world, setting off celebrations in all corners of the country.
A huge crowd watched the game on the streets on a huge screen erected outside the Santiago Bernabeu stadium, the home of the Real Madrid club team.