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Spain and Italy set for Euro 2012 final on Sunday

By Chris Lehourites

Associated Press

Published: Sunday, July 1 2012 3:35 a.m. MDT

Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas jumps to catch a ball during a training session ahead of Sunday's Euro 2012 soccer championship final between Spain and Italy in Kiev, Ukraine, Saturday, June 30, 2012.

Antonio Calanni, Associated Press

KIEV, Ukraine — 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.

Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas says "I don't think we're favorites for this final. Quite the opposite. It's wide open."

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