Posted July 01, 2012 on AP on Fox
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Most football fans would agree that Spain is the favorite for Sunday night's European Championship final against Italy. The Spanish won the Euro 2008 title four years ago in Vienna, and followed that up with their first World Cup victory two years ago in Johannesburg. But regardless of what they have won, it's how they have won, entertaining neutral fans with the way they play, their passing, their style and their charisma. Now, everyone is waiting to see is if those characteristics are enough to win a third straight major title at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev. ''I don't think we're favorites for this final,'' said Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas, the team's captain and probably its most vocal player on the field. ''Quite the opposite. It's wide open.'' Humble words indeed from a player who surely believes the 10 men standing in front of him day after day and match after match are among the best ever assembled. Still, though...
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