The biggest European sporting and perhaps cultural event of the year started a few days ago.
I speak of nothing other than the European football championships, where the nations of Europe gather every 4 years to compete with each other and to be proclaimed as the champions of Europe. The current champions are Spain. The 2008 victory by Spain marked the end of years of football drought where the much talented Spaniards acclaimed for their style and flair had unfortunately never won the international titles which their style of football and its quality made them deserve to.
Image source. This confirmation that they could indeed win trophies then it seems contributed to the Spaniards then 2 years later go on to doing something even bigger and making themselves the champions of the world in the 2010 world cup in South Africa.
The reigning World and European champions start the defence of their European championship tonight in their game against 4 times world cup winners, Italy.