This combination of two recent pictures made on June 30, 2012 shows Italian forward Mario Balotelli, (left), and Spanish forward Fernando Torres celebrating after scoring. Italy and defending champions Spain will play the Euro 2012 football championships final at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev on July 1.
This combination made on June 30, 2012 with two recent pictures shows Italian headcoach Cesare Prandelli, (left), and Spanish headcoach Vicente Del Bosque. Italy and defending champions Spain will play the Euro 2012 football championships final at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev on July 1.
KIEV- After three weeks of almost non-stop action, Euro 2012 paused for breath on Friday with the finalists assessing each others strengths and weaknesses ahead of Sunday's showpiece between holders Spain and old rivals Italy.
Spain's Sergio Ramos and Cesc Fabregas held media conferences at Dynamo Kiev's home ground, while at their base camp in Krakow, Italy coach Cesare Prandelli held court, looking back at Thursday night's impressive 2-1 semi-final win over Germany.
In Warsaw, meanwhile, Uefa said Portugal's Pedro Proenca will take charge of the showpiece game in Kiev.
Proenca, 41, also refereed last month's Champions League final between Bayern Munich and Chelsea.