INJURY: Germany captain Michael Ballack has an injured right calf and his availability for the final is uncertain.

HISTORY: Germany's last appearance in the European Championship final was in 1996, when it beat the Czech Republic 2-1 for its third title. The Germans also won in 1972 and 1980. Spain's last appearance in the title game was in 1984, when it lost to France 2-0. Spain beat the Soviet Union 2-1 for the 1964 crown.

SECURITY: Austrian authorities will mobilize 2,500 army troops and deploy an extra 1,200 police officers to secure Vienna for the final today. Austria's air force will be on alert to secure the nation's air space during the final, and about 400 counterterrorism specialists trained in handling nuclear, chemical and biological threats also will be deployed.

ODDS: Spain has been made an 8-13 favorite by William Hill oddsmakers.