The European Championships where finally 1 out of the 53 footballing nations of Europe would recieve the crown of being kings of Europe has finally ended after a few weeks of competition.
The winners are the current reigning World champions, Spain who retain their European title.
Not only do they retain their European trophy but they also send a fitting reply to critics who wrongly labelled their style of football as “boring” and break quite a few records.
- Spain only team to win three major tournaments consecutively in world football.
- Spain equal Germany’s record of three European championships.
- Spain beat the old USSR’s record of scoring the most goals in a European championship final.
- Spanish striker, Torres, wins the golden boot for being the top-scoring player in the competition.
- Spain’s 4-0 demolition of 4 times world champions Italy, is the largest winning score in any major international football final.
- Spanish captain, Iker Casillas becomes the first player in the world to have 100 wins in international football.
Image source. - Casillas also broke the previous record of 494 minutes of play without conceding a goal, he has now made it 509 minutes. - Casillas has the world record of clean sheets (games without a goal conceded) at 79 matches with no goal scored against him, possibly making him the greatest international goal keeper of all time. The BBC in its website wrote that this Spanish team are possibly the best team ever that the world has seen saying that the Spanish “…have now constructed a compelling case to be classed as the best team in history.” http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/18668878 I will write more about this in my next blog but for now, let me congratulate Spain. Felicidades Espana!
- Jahan Choudhry