Found June 29, 2012 on Busted Coverage:
PLAYERS: Cesc Fabregas
One final match to win the Euro 2012 championship. One final gallery of the Euro Girls to accompany your Sunday championship match (Sunday | ESPN | 2:45 p.m. EST). For those of you who haven’t been following along, it’s true the Euro is all about the futbol. It’s also about hot chicks representing their countries because nothing screams patriotism like shaking your ass for the Internet. One final time, ladies. This is it. Your Euro 2012 final is Spain vs. Italy. Balotelli vs. Cesc Fabregas. Euro bailout country vs. near Euro bailout country. Tapas vs. gnocchi. Bull fighting vs. men in tight jeans in Milan. Spain won the 2012 European Championship. Italy has four European championships. 250 million viewers around the world are expected to watch Sunday’s match. Super Bowl XLVI had 111.3 million viewers. One final game, one final gallery. Cheers to the 2012 Euro. It’s been fun. jQuery(function($){$("a").hover(function(){$(this).stop().animate({opacity:.5},{queue:false,duration:400});},function(){$(this).stop().animate({opacity:1},{queue:false,duration:400});});});
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Portugal, Spain produce Euro downer

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Spain tops Portugal in shootout to make Euro final

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Spain Clinch Euro Final Place After Spot-kick Drama

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Column: Boring? Winning is everything for Spain

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