Monday, 30 June 2008

Spain are the Eurocup's champions

Spain's national football team beat Germany's last night in the European Cup's final. Fernando Torres with the assistance of Xavi mastered the winning goal and Iker Casillas as captain lifted the trophy to release the ecstasis of 50 million people.

Spain are the European champions for the second time; Spain's other European title was won 1964 after defeating the Soviet Union in the final. Spain also awarded the gold medal in football in the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona; Kiko, born in my hometown Jerez de la Frontera, scored the winning goal.

Spain will remember this squad for a long time:

Casillas, Ramos, Puyol, Marchena, Capdevilla, Senna, Iniesta, Xavi, Villa o Fábregas, Silva y Torres

I watched the match in the Texas Embassy, a London restaurant near Trafalgar Square, since I couldn't get into Haymarket's Sports Café due to overbooking. Afterwards I celebrated it in Piccadilly and Trafalgar Square.It was emotional to see hundreds of Spaniards hailing the Nation and the national football team. I met people from ALL regions in Spain without exception. We share a common trajectory and we all feel that. It was a great evening.

Viva España!

Love and freedom.

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