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Updated 2235 GMT (0635 HKT) July 1, 2012
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Spain have become the first country to win three major tournaments in a row. A 4-0 thrashing of Italy at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev on Sunday confirmed Vicente Del Bosque's team as undisputed kings of world football. AFP/Getty Images
The Manchester City midfielder opens the scoring for the reigning champions with a 14th minute header. AFP/Getty Images
Latching onto a sublime through ball from Xavi, Jordi Alba doubles Spain's lead four minutes before halftime. AFP/Getty Images
Fernando Torres came on as a substitute for Cesc Fabregas to score his country's third goal of the night and his third of the tournament to claim the Euro 2012 Golden Boot. AFP/Getty Images
Juan Mata came also came on as a late substitute to complete the rout, receiving a pass from Torres before driving the ball past a helpless Gianluigi Buffon in the Italian goal. AFP/Getty Images
Fans watching the final on a giant screen outside the Bernabeu Stadium celebrate another goal for Spain. AFP/Getty Images
Italian fans can barely watch as their team are overrun by a rampant Spanish side. AFP/Getty Images
Super Mario couldn't reproduce the magic which helped Italy beat Germany in the semifinal. AFP/Getty Images
"We came up against a terrific side. They're world champions. Obviously, when you go down to 10 men, the game's over," said Italy coach Cesare Prandelli. AFP/Getty Images
Coach Vicente Del Bosque has overseen Spain's last two wins in major competitions, carrying on the winning habit instilled at Euro 2008 by his predecessor, Luis Aragones. AFP/Getty Images
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy (center) attends the Euro 2012 final at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev. AFP/Getty Images
Spanish and Italian supporters mingle in Kiev's fan zone before Sunday's big game. AFP/Getty Images