Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has no regrets over passing up the chance to eliminate Italy from Euro 2012 ahead of his side's meeting with Cesare Prandelli's men in Sunday's final.
Lukas Podolski insists it is time for Germany to end their miserable record against Italy in tournament football.
Rio Ferdinand has criticised Roy Hodgson's management at Euro 2012, claiming the England boss underused his younger players and was too defensive in his tactics.
Harry Redknapp believes Jack Wilshere can help take England to the next level - but he does not expect overnight improvement.
England were knocked out of a major tournament on penalties once again after their Euro 2012 dreams were ended by Italy in Kiev tonight.
England's players are increasingly confident they can 'do a Chelsea' at the European Championship, according to Scott Parker.
Cesare Prandelli's blend of traditional strengths and a positive approach will present a tough challenge, says Glenn Moore
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli is confident the hunger of his players is all they need to see them through their Euro 2012 campaign.
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Trapattoni's team face an uphill struggle in a group of two world champions
AC Milan have confirmed that Liverpool midfielder Alberto Aquilani has joined the club on loan until next summer, with an option to extend his stay until June 2014.
The agent of Alberto Aquilani has denied reports in Italy that his client has been approached by AC Milan.
The Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola has refused to commit himself to the La Liga champions beyond next summer, despite extending his contract at the Nou Camp this week.
Midfielder to lead Chelsea trio looking to reassert their international futures against Denmark tonight
Coach to give Arsenal midfielder first international start against Denmark and admits he should have taken Walcott to World Cup
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