• Spain are seeking to become the first country to retain the European title and win a third successive major tournament. Can Italy, orchestrated by Andrea Pirlo, stop them?
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• Cesare Prandelli is a great admirer of Spain's style but insists his side cannot afford to be cowed by their final rivals. "We mustn't fear them," he said. "We're here on merit."
• Vicente del Bosque could become only the second coach to win a FIFA World Cup and UEFA European Championship – Franz Beckenbauer and Uli Hoeness say he will be in stellar company.
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