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Euro 2012: The best photos

Updated 1426 GMT (2226 HKT) August 22, 2013
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Spain's soccer team celebrates with the Euro 2012 trophy on a double-decker bus during the victory parade in Madrid on Monday. Spain defeated Italy 4-0 in the final match on Sunday. Euro 2012, bringing together 16 of Europe's best national soccer teams, began June 8 in Poland and Ukraine. Look back at the action and atmosphere. Getty Images
Supporters of Spain's national soccer team are hosed down before the team's victory parade in Madrid on Monday. Getty Images
Spain's team arrives at Cibeles Square on top of a double-decker bus Monday after parading through Madrid. AFP/Getty Images
Juan Mata, left, and Santi Cazorla of Spain hoist the Euro 2012 trophy during Monday's celebrations. Getty Images
Fans celebrate in Cibeles Square during the victory parade. Organizers had the crowd cooled off with hoses. AFP/Getty Images
Spain fans gather in Madrid to congratulate their team on Monday. Getty Images
Captain Iker Casillas of Spain lifts the trophy after the team defeated Italy 4-0 in the Euro 2012 final on Sunday, July 1, in Kiev, Ukraine. Getty Images
Cesc Fabregas of Spain jumps on his teammates as they celebrate after Fernando Torres scored his team's third goal against Italy. Getty Images
Italy's Mario Balotelli reacts to Spain's fourth and final goal in Sunday's match. Getty Images
Spain celebrates after defeating Italy on Sunday. It was the team's third successive major international trophy. UEFA via Getty Images
Fernando Torres of Spain celebrates scoring his team's third goal against Italy. Getty Images
Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon looks on during Sunday's match against Spain. Getty Images
Spain's Fernando Torres nudges the ball toward the goal past Italy's Gianluigi Buffon. Getty Images
Gianluigi Buffon of Italy looks back at the ball as Spain's Fernando Torres scores. Getty Images
Cesc Fabregas of Spain runs with the ball past Leonardo Bonucci of Italy. Getty Images
Goalkeeper Iker Casillas of Spain celebrates after his team's third goal against Italy. Getty Images
Fernando Torres of Spain speaks with his daughter, Nora, after Sunday's match against Italy. Getty Images
Jordi Alba of Spain celebrates after scoring his team's second goal as Leonardo Bonucci of Italy kicks the ball in frustration. Getty Images
Spain's Sergio Ramos of Spain reacts next to Mario Balotelli of Italy during the match on Sunday. Getty Images
Daniele De Rossi of Italy falls to the ground Sunday after battling David Silva of Spain for the ball. Getty Images
Iker Casillas of Spain, center, stretches for the ball in front of teammate Sergio Ramos, right, as Mario Balotelli of Italy attempts a goal on Sunday. Getty Images
Ignazio Abate of Italy, left, shows his dejection after Spain scored a second goal. Getty Images
Federico Balzaretti, left, and Leonardo Bonucci of Italy challenge Spain's David Silva during Sunday's final match. Getty Images
David Silva of Spain celebrates after scoring the opening goal in the Euro 2012 final match against Italy on Sunday.
Spain's Sergio Ramos slides in to tackle Mario Balotelli of Italy. Getty Images
Ignazio Abate of Italy, center, grabs the shirt of Spain's Andres Iniesta. Getty Images
David Silva of Spain, right, celebrates with teammate Alvaro Arbeloa after scoring the opening goal against Italy. Getty Images
Antonio Cassano of Italy battles for the ball during the final match against Spain. Getty Images
Fans enjoy the atmosphere ahead of the Euro 2012 final between Spain and Italy. Getty Images
Italy's Mario Balotelli of Italy warms up ahead of Sunday's match againt Spain. Getty Images
Italy fans cheer ahead of the match against Spain. Getty Images
A fan rallies before the Italy-Spain final. Getty Images
The national flags of the competing nations are carried around the pitch during the closing ceremony before the Euro 2012 final in Kiev. Getty Images
Spain fans gear up for the match against Italy on Sunday. Getty Images
The Italian team celebates their victory over Germany at the end of the Euro 2012 football championships semifinal match on Thursday, June 28, at the National Stadium in Warsaw, Poland. AFP/Getty Images
German defender Mats Hummels, center, heads the ball by Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, in red. AFP/Getty Images
Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon fails to stop a penalty. AFP/Getty Images
Italian forward Antonio Di Natale vies with German goalkeeper Manuel Neuer AFP/Getty Images
German forward Miroslav Klose lands on the ground while vying with Italian defender Federico Balzaretti. AFP/Getty Images
German goalkeeper Manuel Neuer grabs the ball. AFP/Getty Images
Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini heads the ball. AFP/Getty Images
Sami Khedira of Germany, in white, battles for the ball with Riccardo Montolivo of Italy. Getty Images
Mario Balotelli, right, of Italy battles for the ball with Mats Hummels of Germany. Getty Images
Mario Balotelli of Italy celebrates after scoring his team's second goal. Getty Images
Italian forward Mario Balotelli shoots to score his second goal of the match. AFP/Getty Images
Italian midfielder Daniele De Rossi and German midfielder Mesut Ozil try to get control of the ball. AFP/Getty Images
German midfielder Ilkay Guendogan vies with Italian defender Andrea Barzagli. AFP/Getty Images
Claudio Marchisio of Italy and Bastian Schweinsteiger of Germany battle for the ball. Getty Images
Italian forward Mario Balotelli, in blue, heads the ball into the goal, scoring the first goal in the match. AFP/Getty Images
Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini slides under German midfielder Sami Khedira. AFP/Getty Images
Italian midfielder Daniele De Rossi goes airborne past German forward Lukas Podolski on Thursday. Getty Images
The Spanish national team celebrates its win in the Euro 2012 semifinal match against Portugal at Donbass Arena in Donetsk, Ukraine, on Wednesday, June 27. Getty Images
Cesc Fabregas of Spain scores the winning penalty. Getty Images
Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas jumps for the ball during the semifinal match. AFP/Getty Images
Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo lies on the ground as Spanish defender Alvaro Arbeloa tries to help. AFP/Getty Images
Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas is tackled by Portuguese defender Joao Pereira. AFP/Getty Images
Portuguese midfielder Joao Moutinho, right, vies with Spanish midfielder Andres Iniesta. AFP/Getty Images
Portuguese goalkeeper Rui Patricio stops a shot during the penalty shootout. AFP/Getty Images
Portuguese midfielder Joao Moutinho reacts after he fails to score a penalty shot against Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas. AFP/Getty Images
Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas stops a penalty kicked by Portuguese midfielder Joao Moutinho. AFP/Getty Images
Portuguese coach Paulo Bento talks to his players. AFP/Getty Images
Alvaro Negredo of Spain and Bruno Alves of Portugal slam into each other. Getty Images
Bruno Alves of Portugal and Alvaro Negredo of Spain challenge for the ball. Getty Images
Portuguese midfielder Raul Meireles heads the ball. AFP/Getty Images
Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal jumps for a high ball in front of Jordi Alba of Spain. Getty Images
A Portugal fan shows his support. Getty Images
A sea of Spain fans show their colors. AFP/Getty Images
Spanish midfielder David Silva, in red, vies with Portuguese defender Fabio Coentrao, left and Portuguese defender Bruno Alves. AFP/Getty Images
Spanish midfielder Andres Iniesta, left, falls while vying with Portuguese defender Joao Pereira. AFP/Getty Images
Andres Iniesta of Spain shoots past Pepe and Joao Pereira of Portugal. AFP/Getty Images
Sergio Ramos of Spain challenges Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal Getty Images
Italy's national team celebrates after winning the penalty shootout in the quarterfinal match against England on Sunday, June 24, in Kiev, Ukraine. Getty Images
Joe Hart of England reacts during the match against Italy. Getty Images
Wayne Rooney of England attempts an overhead kick on Sunday against Italy. Getty Images
England's Wayne Rooney maneuvers against Italy. Getty Images
The English players line up during the penalty shootout against Italy. Getty Images
Daniele De Rossi of Italy reacts after a missed goal during the quarterfinal match. Getty Images
Scott Parker of England and Andrea Pirlo of Italy compete for the ball Sunday. Getty Images
Joleon Lescott of England and Mario Balotelli of Italy share a moment during a break in the match. Getty Images
Mario Balotelli of Italy strikes the ball as Joleon Lescott of England looks on. Getty Images
Riccardo Montolivo of Italy reacts during the match against England. Getty Images
Italy's Mario Balotelli kicks the ball during the quarterfinal match against England. Getty Images
Wayne Rooney of England and Ignazio Abate of Italy go after the ball. Getty Images
James Milner of England competes with Italy's Leonardo Bonucci. Getty Images
Danny Welbeck of England and Andrea Barzagli of Italy jump for the ball. Getty Images
Mario Balotelli of Italy strikes the ball as Glen Johnson of England looks on. Getty Images
Wayne Rooney of England goes after the ball during the match against Italy. Getty Images
Daniele De Rossi of Italy and Scott Parker of England compete in Sunday's quarterfinal match. Getty Images
Italy's Gianluigi Buffon makes a save during Sunday's quarterfinal match against England. Getty Images
Wayne Rooney of England heads the ball as Ignazio Abate of Italy challenges during the quarterfinal match. Getty Images
Mario Balotelli of Italy and Ashley Cole of England compete for control of the ball. Getty Images
Mario Balotelli of Italy challenges Joleon Lescott of England. Getty Images
Gianluigi Buffon of Italy makes a save as Wayne Rooney of England runs in during the quarterfinal match. Getty Images
Joleon Lescott of England challenges Mario Balotelli of Italy. Getty Images
Federico Balzaretti of Italy runs after James Milner of England. Getty Images
An Italy fan enjoys the atmosphere ahead of Sunday's quarterfinal match. Getty Images
Mario Balotelli of Italy gears up for the match against England on Sunday. Getty Images
Xabi Alonso of Spain scores the second goal from the penalty spot during the quarter final match between Spain and France at Donbass Arena on Saturday, June 23, in Donetsk, Ukraine. Getty Images
Karim Benzema and Franck Ribery of France look dejected after defeat during the quarter final match between Spain and France. Getty Images
Xabi Alonso of Spain scores the second goal from the penalty spot during the quarter final match between Spain and France. Getty Images
Franck Ribery of France and David Silva of Spain challenge for the ball. Getty Images
Xabi Alonso of Spain challenges Florent Malouda of France during the quarter final match between Spain and France. Getty Images
Xabi Alonso of Spain celebrates after scoring the first goal with Cesc Fabregas during Spain's quarterfinal match against France. Getty Images
Franck Ribery of France challenges David Silva of Spain. Getty Images
Gael Clichy of France and David Silva of Spain contend for the ball. Getty Images
Anthony Reveillere of France is closed down by Andres Iniesta of Spain. Getty Images
At least two fans of Spain and France were able to put aside their differences for Saturday's Euro 2012 quarterfinal game. Getty Images
The Spanish team lines up ahead of the quarterfinal match between Spain and France. Getty Images
Jordi Alba of Spain challenges Yann M'Vila of France during a Euro 2012 quarterfinal match Saturday. Getty Images
Xavi of Spain challenges Florent Malouda of France. Getty Images
Cesc Fabregas of Spain reacts during the quarterfinal match between Spain and France. Getty Images
A Spanish fan enjoys the atmosphere ahead of the quarterfinal match between Spain and France. Getty Images
Jordi Alba of Spain in action with Mathieu Debuchy of France. Getty Images
Xabi Alonso of Spain scores the first goal past Hugo Lloris of France. Getty Images
Xabi Alonso of Spain celebrates after scoring the first goal during the quarterfinal match between Spain and France. Getty Images
A giant German football shirt is seen in the crowd during the quarterfinal match between Germany and Greece at The Municipal Stadium on Friday, June 22, in Gdansk, Poland. Getty Images
Dimitris Salpigidis of Greece fouls Mats Hummels of Germany during the quarterfinal match between Germany and Greece. Getty Images
Manuel Neuer of Germany dives the wrong way as Dimitris Salpigidis of Greece (not pictured) scores from the penalty spot during the quarterfinal match between Germany and Greece. Getty Images
Georgios Samaras of Greece dribbles by Sami Khedira, left, and Jerome Boateng of Germany during the quarterfinal match between Germany and Greece. Getty Images
Bastian Schweinsteiger of Germany tackles Nikos Liberopoulos of Greece during the quarterfinal match between Germany and Greece. Getty Images
Miroslav Klose of Germany scores their third goal during the quarterfinal match between Germany and Greece. Getty Images
Georgios Samaras of Greece scores the team's first goal past Manuel Neuer of Germany. Getty Images
Sami Khedira of Germany celebrates scoring the team's second goal with Bastian Schweinsteiger of Germany against Greece. Getty Images
Sami Khedira of Germany scores the team's second goal past Michalis Sifakis of Greece. Getty Images
Marco Reus of Germany celebrates scoring the team's fourth goal with Mesut Ozil. Getty Images
Greece's Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Germany's Sami Khedira compete for the ball. Getty Images
Germany's Miroslav Klose clashes with Greece's Dimitris Salpigidis. Getty Images
Germany's Marco Reus celebrates scoring the team's fourth goal with Jerome Boateng during the Euro 2012 quarter-final match against Greece at The Municipal Stadium in Gdansk, Poland. Getty Images
Georgios Samaras and Kostas Katsouranis celebrate scoring a goal that tied their game against Germany, 1-1, during a quarterfinal match at Euro 2012 in Gdansk, Poland. Getty Images
Sami Khedira celebrates scoring a goal that put Germany ahead 2-1 against Greece on Friday, June 22, during a quarterfinal match in Gdansk, Poland. Getty Images
Georgios Samaras scores Greece's first goal past German goalkeeper Manuel Neuer. Getty Images
Philipp Lahm, Marco Reus and Miroslav Klose celebrate a goal that put Germany ahead of Greece 1-0 in Friday's quarterfinal match. Getty Images
Tens of thousands of fans in the Memorial Stadium watch as the German team celebrates after a goal. Getty Images
Germany's Holger Badstuber chases down Greece's Georgios Samaras during the Euro 2012 quarterfinal match at the Municipal Stadium in Gdansk, Poland. Getty Images
Vasilis Torosidis of Greece shadows Marco Reus of Germany during their Euro 2012 quarterfinal match in Gdansk, Poland. Getty Images
Germany's Bastian Schweinsteiger beats Greece's Georgios Samaras to the ball. Getty Images
A Greek fan watches the quarterfinal match against Germany on Friday. Getty Images
Miroslav Klose of Germany and Sokratis Papastathopoulos of Greece fight for the ball. Getty Images
Germany's Bastian Schweinsteiger, left, tackles Giannis Maniatis of Greece. Getty Images
Fans for Germany show their spirit in the Municipal Stadium in Gdansk. Getty Images
Jan Rezek of Czech Republic and Pepe of Portugal battle for the ball during the quarterfinal match between Czech Republic and Portugal on Thursday, June 21. Getty Images
Petr Jiracek of the Czech Republic and teammates look dejected after conceding the opening goal to Portugal. Getty Images
Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring the opening goal with his teammates during the quarter final match against the Czech Republic. Getty Images
Tomas Sivok and David Limbersky of Czech Republic defend the attack of Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo. Getty Images
Tom Hubschman of Czech Republic defends against Portugal's Nani during the quarter final between Czech Republic and Portugal at The National Stadium on June 21, 2012 in Warsaw. Getty Images
Joao Pereira of Portugal and Vaclav Pilar of Czech Republic jump for the ball. Getty Images
Portgual's Cristiano Ronaldo attempts an overhead kick during the Euro 2012 quarter final match between the Czech Republic and Portugal at the National Stadium on Thursday, June 21, in Warsaw, Poland. Getty Images
A Czech Republic fan celebrates during a quarter-final match between the Czech Republic and Portugal on Thursday in Warsaw, Poland. Getty Images
A Portugal fan holds up a sign during the quarter-final match between the Czech Republic and Portugal. Getty Images
Miguel Veloso of Portugal and Vladimir Darida of Czech Republic battle for the ball during the quarter-final match between Czech Republic and Portugal. Getty Images
Helder Postiga of Portugal tackles Tomas Sivok of Czech Republic during the quarter-final match. Getty Images
Ziatan Ibrahimovic of Sweden scores the opening goal during the group D match against France on Tuesday, June 19. Getty Images
Franck Ribery of France goes past Andreas Granqvist of Sweden during the match between Sweden and France. Getty Images
Zlatan Ibrahimovic of Sweden celebrates his goal during the group D match against France. Getty Images
Karim Benzema of France is challenged by Jonas Olsson of Sweden during the match between Sweden and France. Getty Images
Marko Devic of Ukraine reacts during the match between England and Ukraine. Getty Images
Wayne Rooney of England scores their first goal during the match between England and Ukraine on Tuesday. Getty Images
Head coach Oleh Blokhin of Ukraine shouts instructions during the match between England and Ukraine. Getty Images
John Terry of England clears an effort from Marko Devic of Ukraine off the line during the match between England and Ukraine. Getty Images
Zlatan Ibrahimovic of Sweden celebrates his goal with Jonas Olsson, left, and Martin Olsson during the match between Sweden and France. Getty Images
Wayne Rooney of England controls the ball during the match between England and Ukraine. Getty Images
Yaroslav Rakytskyy of Ukraine and Danny Welbeck of England compete for the ball during the match between England and Ukraine. Christopher Lee/Getty Images
Wayne Rooney of England clashes with Denys Garmash of Ukraine during the match between England and Ukraine. Getty Images
Franck Ribery of France is tackled by Anders Svensson of Sweden during the match between Sweden and France. Getty Images
England fans soak up the atmosphere during the match between England and Ukraine. fa/getty images
Danny Welbeck of England beats Yevhen Khacheridi of Ukraine to the ball during the match between England and Ukraine. Getty Images
A young Ukraine fan shows enthusiasm ahead of the match between England and Ukraine on Tuesday, June 19. Getty Images
England's fans get ready for the match against Ukraine at Donbass Arena in Donetsk, Ukraine. FA/Getty Images
Wayne Rooney of England breaks past Denys Harmash of Ukraine during Tuesday's match in Donetsk, Ukraine. Getty Images
Emir Bajrami of Sweden gets tackled by France's Hatem Ben Arfa, left, and Yann M'Vila during a Group D match Tuesday in Kiev, Ukraine. Getty Images
Spain's Alvaro Arbeloa and Croatia's Ivan Strinic fight for the ball during the group C match at Municipal Stadium in Gdansk, Poland, on Monday, June 18. Getty Images
Ireland fans do the Poznan as they enjoy the atmosphere during the match against Italy. Getty Images
Italy's Antonio Cassano heads in the opening goal against Ireland. Getty Images
Italy's Andrea Barzagli tackles Ireland's Kevin Doyle on Monday. Getty Images
Jesus Navas scores Spain's first goal during the group C match against Croatia on Monday. Getty Images
Croatia's Luka Modric looks on after Spain's Jesus Navas scores a goal. Getty Images
Italy's Claudio Marchisio jumps to control the ball during the match against Ireland. Getty Images
Italy's Mario Balotelli smiles at Ireland's Shay Given. Getty Images
Kevin Doyle of Ireland and Daniele De Rossi of Italy jump for the ball on Monday. Getty Images
Badges adorn an Ireland fan's scarf ahead of the group C match between Italy and Ireland. Getty Images
An Irish fan attempts to catch a snapshot of the action ahead of match between Italy and Ireland. Getty Images
Kevin Doyle of Ireland tackles Andrea Pirlo of Italy. Getty Images
A fan awaits the action before the start of the match between Croatia and Spain. Getty Images
A Spanish fan waits for the start of the match between Croatiia and Spain. Getty Images
Luka Modric of Croatia is closed down by Alvaro Arbeloa and Xavi of Spain. Getty Images
Danijel Pranjic of Croatia and Alvaro Arbeloa of Spain compete for the ball.
Lars Bender of Germany celebrates with Miroslav Klose after scoring the team's second goal against Denmark in L'viv, Ukraine, on Sunday, June 17. Getty Images
Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal celebrates with his teammates as Wesley Sneijder of the Netherlands looks dejected during Sunday's match in Kharkov, Ukraine. Getty Images
Jores Okore, William Kvist and Lars Jacobsen of Denmark face defeat in the match against Germany on Sunday. Getty Images
Germany's Lars Bender celebrates during the match against Denmark. Getty Images
Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo, bottom left, celebrates with teammates Miguel Veloso and Custodio after scoring the team's second goal against the Netherlands. Getty Images
Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal reacts to his goal against the Netherlands. Getty Images
Philipp Lahm and Manuel Neuer of Germany walk toward the ball after Michael Krohn-Dehli of Denmark scored. Getty Images
Portugal's Bruno Alves battles Joris Mathijsen of the Netherlands for control of the ball. Getty Images
A Dutch fan makes a heart shape with her hands before the start of the team's match against Portugal. Getty Images
Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal competes with Ron Vlaar of the Netherlands. Getty Images
Michael Krohn-Dehli of Denmark reacts after scoring the first goal against Germany. Getty Images
Miguel Veloso of Portugal challenges Robin van Persie of the Netherlands on Sunday. Getty Images
Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal celebrates scoring the first goal against the Netherlands. Getty Images
Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo kicks the ball past a Dutch defender during Sunday's match. Getty Images
Lukas Podolski of Germany celebrates scoring the first goal against Denmark. Getty Images
Rafael van der Vaart of the Netherlands scores the opening goal past Miguel Veloso of Portugal. Getty Images
Fans of Portugal rally ahead of the team's match against Netherlands in Metalist Stadium. Getty Images
Sami Khedira of Germany and Christian Eriksen of Denmark compete for the ball. Getty Images
Fans of Germany dress up for the match against Denmark. Getty Images
Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal looks on before the match against the Netherlands. Getty Images
A Danish fan enjoys the atmosphere ahead of the team's match against Germany. Getty Images
Dutch fans cheer during the match against Portugual on Sunday. Getty Images
Georgios Samaras, Giannis Maniatis and Giorgos Tzavelas of Greece celebrate victory during the match between Greece and Russia on Saturday, June 16. Getty Images
Giorgos Tzavelas of Greece celebrates during the match between Greece and Russia. Getty Images
Damien Perquis of Poland lies on the pitch at the final whistle during the match between Czech Republic and Poland. Getty Images
Poland fans look on during the match between Czech Republic and Poland. Getty Images
Giorgos Karagounis of Greece, center, celebrates Greece's victory over Russia and and adnvancement to the quarter finals during the match between Greece and Russia. Getty Images
Robert Lewandowski of Poland sits dejected at the final whistle during the match between Czech Republic and Poland. Getty Images
Aleksandr Anyukov of Russia and Georgios Samaras of Greece battle for the ball during the group A match between Greece and Russia. Getty Images
Sergey Ignashevich, Aleksey Berezutskiy and Igor Denisov of Russia look dejected during the match between Greece and Russia. Getty Images
Petr Jiracek of Czech Republic celebrates scoring the first goal with Milan Baros of Czech Republic during the group A match between Czech Republic and Poland. Getty Images
Dariusz Dudka of Poland goes in to win the ball during the match between Czech Republic and Poland. Getty Images
Giorgos Karagounis of Greece reacts after he receives a yellow card for diving from referee Jonas Eriksson during the match between Greece and Russia. Getty Images
Giorgos Karagounis of Greece, center, celebrates scoring the opening goal with teammates, left to right, Kostas Katsouranis, Giannis Maniatis and Sotiris Ninis during the match between Greece and Russia. Getty Images
Giorgos Karagounis of Greece scores the opening goal past Vyacheslav Malafeev of Russia during the match between Greece and Russia. Getty Images
Eugen Polanski of Poland brings down Vaclav Pilar of Czech Republic during the match between Czech Republic and Poland. Getty Images
Giorgos Karagounis of Greece scores the opening goal under pressure from Yuriy Zhirkov of Russia during the match between Greece and Russia on Saturday. Getty Images
Yuriy Zhirkov of Russia jumps over the challenge by Dimitris Salpigidis of Greece during the match between Greece and Russia. Getty Images
Football fans enjoy the atmopshere during the match between Czech Republic and Poland. Getty Images
Petr Jiracek of Czech Republic looks on during the match between Czech Republic and Poland. Getty Images
Robert Lewandowski of Poland tackles Theodor Gebre Selassie of Czech Republic during the group match between Czech Republic and Poland. Getty Images
Andrey Arshavin of Russia falls under the challenge by Giorgos Tzavelas of Greece during the the match between Greece and Russia. Getty Images
A Greece fan enjoys the atmosphere ahead of the match between Greece and Russia. Getty Images
Russian fans enjoy the atmosphere ahead of the match between Greece and Russia. Getty Images
Kostas Katsouranis of Greece and Denis Glushakov of Russia tussle for the ball during the match between Greece and Russia. Getty Images
Jakub Blaszczykowski of Poland jumps to avoid a challenge from Petr Cech of Czech Republic during the match between Czech Republic and Poland. Getty Images
Football fans enjoy the atmopshere ahead of the match between Czech Republic and Poland. Getty Images
The Greece team celebrate during match between Greece and Russia. Getty Images
David Limbersky of Czech Republic is tackled by Dariusz Dudka of Poland during the match between Czech Republic and Poland. Getty Images
Martin Olsson of Sweden celebrates after Glen Johnson of England fails to stop Olof Mellberg of Sweden's goal during the group D match between Sweden and England on Friday, June 15, in Kiev, Ukraine. Getty Images
Sweden celebrates after Olof Mellberg of Sweden scored its first goal during the match between Sweden and England. Getty Images
Olof Mellberg of Sweden scores Sweden's second goal against England in the Sweden-England matchup. Getty Images
Zlatan Ibrahimovic of Sweden and John Terry of England clash during the match between Sweden and England. Getty Images
Danny Welbeck of England scores the third goal past Andreas Isaksson of Sweden. Getty Images
Sweden fans show their support before the group D match between Sweden and England. Getty Images
England fans soak up the atmopshere ahead of the Sweden-England matchup. Getty Images
Andy Carroll, right, of England celebrates the first goal with captain Steven Gerrard during the match between Sweden and England. The FA/getty images
Andreas Granqvist of Sweden is tackled by Andy Carroll of England during the Sweden-England matchup. Getty Images
Andy Carroll of England heads the first goal during the match between Sweden and England. Getty Images
Yohan Cabaye of France scores the second goal past Oleh Husyev of Ukraine during the match between Ukraine and France. Getty Images
Yevhen Selin of Ukraine and Yevhen Khacheridi put pressure on Jeremy Menez of France during the group D match between Ukraine and France. Getty Images
Yohan Cabaye of France celebrates a goal with Karim Benzema of France during the Ukraine-France matchup. Getty Images
A man looks on after play was suspended due to bad weather during the match between Ukraine and France. Getty Images
Painted Ukraine fans enjoy themselves before the Euro 2012 group D match between Ukraine and France. Getty Images
After minutes of playing, torrential rainfall caused the Ukraine vs. France game to be temporarily suspended on Friday. Getty Images
Fans endure the rains during the match between Ukraine and France. Getty Images
Ukraine's Yevhen Konoplyanka, right, battles France's Mathieu Debuchy for control of the ball Friday in a group D match. Getty Images
Players leave the field Friday after weather caused the Ukraine vs. France game to be suspended. Getty Images
Shay Given of Republic of Ireland tosses the towel during the group C match between Spain and Ireland in Gdansk, Poland, on Thursday, June 14. Getty Images
Sean St Ledger, Shay Given and Richard Dunne of Republic of Ireland sit dejected after Fernando Torres of Spain scored Spain's third goal during the Spain-Ireland match. Getty Images
Shay Given of Republic of Ireland makes a save during the match between Spain and Ireland. Getty Images
Republic of Ireland fans look on during the Spain-Ireland match. Getty Images
Jonathan Walters of Republic of Ireland clashes with Xabi Alonso of Spain during the match between Spain and Ireland. Getty Images
Fernando Torres of Spain celebrates scoring the team's third goal during the match between Spain and Ireland. Getty Images
Fans make their voices heard during the Group C match between Spain and Ireland. Getty Images
Fernando Torres of Spain scores the team's first goal against Ireland. Getty Images
David Silva of Spain battles for the ball with Damien Duff of Ireland. Getty Images
Croatia's Mario Mandzukic and his teammate Darijo Sma celebrate the team's game-tying goal against Italy in Poznan, Poland, on Thursday, June 14. Getty Images
Mario Balotelli of Italy makes his case during Thursday's match against Croatia. Getty Images
Ognjen Vukojevic and Ivan Perisic of Croatia stand by after a flare was thrown onto the field. Getty Images
Gianluigi Buffon of Italy gestures during the match against Croatia. Getty Images
Gordon Schildenfeld of Croatia and Sebastian Giovinco of Italy battle for the ball. Getty Images
Luka Modric of Croatia is marshalled by Mario Balotelli of Italy. Getty Images
Emanuele Giaccherini of Italy clashes with Darijo Srna of Croatia. Getty Images
Stipe Pletikosa of Croatia fails to stop a goal from a free kick by Andrea Pirlo of Italy. Getty Images
Andrea Pirlo of Italy celebrates scoring the opening goal against Croatia. Getty Images
An Italy fan cheers during the team's Group C match against Croatia. Getty Images
Fans enjoy the atmosphere during the match between Italy and Croatia in Poland on Thursday. Getty Images
Giorgio Chiellini of Italy and Nikica Jelavic of Croatia compete for the ball. Getty Images
Fans revel during the Italy-Croatia match on Thursday. Getty Images
Philipp Lahm of Germany controls the ball during the Group B match between Netherlands and Germany on Wednesday, June 13. Getty Images
John Heitinga of the Netherlands and Sami Khedira of Germany compete for the ball during the Group B match between Netherlands and Germany. Getty Images
Manuel Neuer of Germany celebrates after Mario Gomez scored the opening goal against the Netherlands. Getty Images
John Heitinga of the Netherlands and Mario Gomez of Germany fight for the ball. Getty Images
Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal clashes with Simon Kjær of Denmark during the Group B match between Portugal and Denmark. Getty Images
Pepe of Portugal, left, celebrates scores the team's first goal against Denmark. Getty Images
Nicklas Bendtner of Denmark beats Pepe of Portugal to head in Denmark's second goal. Getty Images
Silvestre Varela of Portugal celebrates scoring their third goal against Denmark with Joao Moutinho of Portugal. Getty Images
Portugal fans rally before the Group B match against Denmark in Lviv, Ukraine. Getty Images
Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal gestures during the match against Denmark. Getty Images
Pepe celebrates after Helder Postiga of Portugal scored the second goal against Denmark. Getty Images
Dennis Rommedahl of Denmark fights for possession with Fabio Coentrao of Portugal. AFP/Getty Images
Denmark's Simon Kjær battles for a header against Helder Postiga of Portugal on Wednesday. AFP/Getty Images
Jakub Blaszczykowski of Poland celebrates after scoring Poland's equalizer in the 1-1 draw with Russia in Warsaw, Poland, on Tuesday, June 12. Getty Images
Poland captain Blaszczykowski scored in the 57th minute as the co-hosts denied Russia the satisfaction of becoming the first team to qualify for the quarterfinals, Tueday. Getty Images
Polish fans cheer during the group A match between Poland and Russia, Tuesday. Getty Images
Roman Shirokov of Russia and Dariusz Dudka of Poland vie for control of the ball during their match, Tuesday. Getty Images
Aleksandr Kerzhakov of Russia and Marcin Wasilewski of Poland jump to avoid colliding with Poland's goalkeeper, Grzegorz Sandomiersk. Getty Images
A Poland fan looks thoughtful ahead of the team's match against Russia, Tuesday. Getty Images
Petr Jiracek of the Czech Republic scores the opening goal against Greece in Wroclaw, Poland, on Tuesday, June 12. Getty Images
Greece's Dimitris Salpigidis reacts during Tuesday's match. His team went on to lose 2-1 to the Czech Republic. Getty Images
The Czech Republic's Vaclav Pilar, right, scores the second goal of the match against Greece. Getty Images
Fans cheer for Greece during its Group A match against the Czech Republic on Tuesday. Getty Images
Pilar of the Czech Republic celebrates scoring the team's second goal against Greece. Getty Images
A fan cheers during the Greece-Czech Republic match Tuesday at the Municipal Stadium in Wroclaw. Getty Images
Jiracek scores the Czech Republic's opening goal against Greece and Jose Holebas on Tuesday. Getty Images
Andriy Shevchenko of Ukraine reacts to scoring the team's second goal during the Group D match against Sweden in Kiev, Ukraine, on Monday, June 11. Getty Images
Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates scoring Sweden's first goal against Ukraine. Getty Images
Ukraine's Andriy Voronin vies with Swedish defender Andreas Granqvist. AFP/Getty Images
A Swedish fan soaks up the atmosphere ahead of Monday's match against Ukraine. Getty Images
Yevhen Selin of Ukraine and Zlatan Ibrahimovic of Sweden battle for the ball. Getty Images
Ukraine's Anatoliy Tymoshchuk tackles Kim Kallstrom of Sweden. Getty Images
Goalkeeper Joe Hart of England blocks Samir Nasri of France during the Group D match in Donetsk, Ukraine, Monday, June11. Getty Images
Players compete for control of the ball during the England-France match on Monday. AFP/Getty Images
Scott Parker of England fights for possession with Franck Ribery and Karim Benzema of France. Getty Images
Joleon Lescott of England scores during the first half of the match against France. Getty Images
Steven Gerrard of England celebrates after Joleon Lescott's goal against France. FA/Getty Images
Samir Nasri of France celebrates his goal against England. Getty Images
Mathieu Debuchy of France flies through the air as he battles England's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Getty Images
A France fan shows her colors during the game against England. Getty Images
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain of England and Adil Rami of France fight for possession. Getty Images
England fans wearing Queen Elizabeth II masks watch the match against France on Monday. Getty Images
Kevin Doyle of Ireland and Vedran Corluka of Croatia battle for the ball in Poznan, Poland, on Sunday, June 10. Getty Images
Mario Mandzukic of Croatia celebrates after scoring the team's third goal against Ireland on Sunday. Getty Images
Goalkeeper Shay Given of Ireland fails to stop Croatia's Mario Mandzukic from scoring. Getty Images
Ireland's Jonathan Walters competes with Croatia's Vedran Corluka. Getty Images
Croatia fans ignite flares during Sunday's match against Ireland. Getty Images
Mario Mandzukic celebrates after scoring the opening goal for Croatia during the match against Ireland. Getty Images
Ireland's Sean St Ledger ties up the game against Croatia. Getty Images
Ireland fans enjoy the atmosphere before Sunday's match against Croatia. Getty Images
Gordon Schildenfeld of Croatia clashes with Kevin Doyle of Ireland. Getty Images
Sergio Ramos of Spain and Mario Balotelli of Italy compete for the ball duing their match in Gdansk, Poland, Sunday, June 10. Getty Images
Italy's Mario Balotelli takes control of the ball in Sunday's match against Spain. Getty Images
Italy's Gianluigi Buffon gestures duriing the match against Spain. Getty Images
Italy's Mario Balotelli looks up after a fall during the Spain-Italy match. Getty Images
Antonio Di Natale celebrates after scoring Italy's first goal against Spain. Spain was held to a 1-1 draw. Getty Images
Italy's Antonio Di Natale kicks the ball past goalkeeper Iker Casillas of Spain. Getty Images
Spanish fans get into the mood ahead of Sunday's match against Italy. Getty Images
An Italy fan cheers before Sunday's match against Spain. Getty Images
Daniele De Rossi of Italy tackles Cesc Fabregas of Spain. Getty Images
Thiago Motta of Italy takes a fall while playing against Spain on Sunday. Getty Images
Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal and Sami Khedira of Germany fight for the ball in a match on Saturday, June 9. Getty Images
Mario Gomez celebrates Germany's first goal during the match against Portugal. Getty Images
Lukas Podolski of Germany and Raul Meireles of Portugal battle for the ball. Getty Images
Lukas Podolski of Germany in action during the Germany-Portugal match. Getty Images
Bastian Schweinsteiger of Germany holds off a challenge from Joao Moutinho of Portugal. Getty Images
Michael Krohn-Dehli of Denmark scores the team's first goal past Maarten Stekelenburg of the Netherlands during a Group B match Saturday. Getty Images
A Danish fan mugs before the match between the Netherlands and Denmark. Getty Images
Wesley Sneijder of the Netherlands heads the ball during the match against Denmark. Getty Images
Ibrahim Afellay of the Netherlands goes airborne as Daniel Agger of Denmark defends. VI Images/Getty Images
Robin van Persie of the Netherlands misses a chance at goal against Denmark. Getty Images
Dutch fans look dejected at the final whistle during the Netherlands-Denmark match. Getty Images
Goalkeeper Stephan Andersen of Denmark celebrates with teammate Lars Jacobsen during the match against the Netherlands. VI Images/Getty Images
Arjen Robben lies dejected on the pitch after the Netherlands' loss to Denmark on Saturday. VI Images/Getty Images
Alan Dzagoev of Russia scores against Czech Republic on Friday, June 8. Getty Images
Alan Dzagoev of Russia celebrates scoring the team's third goal against Czech Republic. Getty Images
Roman Shirokov of Russia scores the team's second goal past Petr Cech of Czech Republic. Getty Images
Night settles over the Russia-Czech Republic match. Getty Images
Konstantin Zyryanov of Russia and Jan Rezek of Czech Republic collide. Getty Images
Wojciech Szczesny of Poland fouls Dimitris Salpigidis of Greece for a penalty. Getty Images
Dimitris Salpigidis and Georgios Samaras of Greece celebrate their first goal against Poland. Getty Images
Lukasz Piszczek of Poland and Georgios Samaras of Greece battle for the ball during the opening match. AFP/Getty Images
Robert Lewandowski of Poland celebrates scoring the opening goal during the match against Greece. AFP/Getty Images
Polish fans cheer before the match between Poland and Greece. AFP/Getty Images
Players warm up before the match between Poland and Greece. AFP/Getty Images
A young woman blows a kiss as she takes part in a parade before the opening match. AFP/Getty Images
Police officers stand in front of a poster showing a giant ball. AFP/Getty Images
Polish fans hold up banners before the Euro 2012 match between Poland and Greece. AFP/Getty Images
Fans of Poland's national soccer team wave from a train window. AFP/Getty Images
Greek and Polish fans cheer for their teams before the match. AFP/Getty Images
Mascots Slavko, left, and Slavek, right, pose before the match between Poland and Greece. AFP/Getty Images
Czech Republic fans cheer a few hours before the opening match. AFP/Getty Images
Fans attend the Dutch team's training session. AFP/Getty Images
German and Portugese fans show off their nations' flags. AFP/Getty Images