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The UEFA European Football Championship is the main football competition of the men's national football teams governed by the UEFA. Held every four years since 1960, in the even-numbered year between World Cup tournaments, it was originally called the European Nations Cup, changing to the name European Football Championship in 1968. >>>

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Xavi wins Euro 2008 gong
Tuesday, 01 July 2008
Image: XaviXavi has been named as the Player of Euro 2008 after inspiring Spain to glory in Austria and Switzerland.

The Barcelona midfielder was judged to be the central figure in Spain's success as Uefa made their decision on Sunday evening.
"It was him who gave the team its tempo," said Uefa technical director Andy Roxburgh.
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Aragones - We were the best
Monday, 30 June 2008
Image: Luis AragonesLuis Aragones feels it would have been impossible not to win Euro 2008 because Spain have the 'best team in the world'.

Spain lifted their first piece of silverware since the 1964 European Championship as they defeated Germany in the final of Euro 2008 on Sunday.
And Aragones, who is now to step down as Spain boss, believes all that was necessary to secure success was to find the correct managerial approach.
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Germany - Spain (Final)
Sunday, 29 June 2008
Image: Germany - SpainSpain claimed their first major title for 44 years after winning Euro 2008 with a deserved victory over Germany.

Liverpool striker Fernando Torres was Spain's goal hero, striking after 33 minutes when he cleverly lifted Xavi's pass over Germany keeper Jens Lehmann.
Spain dominated the final throughout, with Torres heading against the post and Marcos Senna almost adding a second from close range after 80 minutes.
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Russia - Spain (Semi - Finals)
Thursday, 26 June 2008
Image: Russia - SpainSpain produced a superb display to cruise past Russia and set up a Euro 2008 final against Germany on Sunday.

Arsenal's Cesc Fabregas was the driving force behind the win after coming on as substitute for injured David Villa.
Xavi turned home Andres Iniesta's cross after 50 minutes and substitute Daniel Guiza converted a superb pass from Fabregas with 17 minutes left.
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Germany - Turkey (Semi - Finals)
Wednesday, 25 June 2008
Image: Germany - TurkeyPhilipp Lahm's last-minute winner sent Germany into the Euro 2008 final and sank a desperately unlucky Turkey.

Lahm stole in on Thomas Hitzlsperger's pass to beat Rustu Recber and give the Germans victory after a thriller in which Turkey were the better side.
Ugur Boral scrambled Turkey ahead after 22 minutes, but Bastian Schweinsteiger equalised quickly from close range.
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