As reigning European and world champion, Spain entered Euro 2012 with sky-high expectations. Drawn into a group with Italy, Croatia, and the Republic of Ireland, the Spanish were always expected to advance from the group stage for a deep tournament run.
Playing its typical possession-hoarding game, Spain marched through France and then Portugal (by way of penalty shoot out) to reach the final. There, the Spanish came full circle to play the same Italian team it faced in its opening game of the tournament.
The Spaniards dominated the game, winning by a score of 4-0 and making a strong claim to be the greatest national team in history. Spain’s accomplishment of winning three straight major international tournaments is only equaled by its beautiful fans which continue to light up every stadium to which they flock.
We’ve collected the best photos of beautiful Spanish fans for your viewing pleasure. You can also see pictures of other countries’ fans in our round-up of Euro 2012 fan photo galleries.
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