01 Jul '12, 11pm

Football: Spain fans rejoice in Euro win; Italians silenced

Football: Spain fans rejoice in Euro win; Italians silenced

MADRID: Decked in red and yellow, Spanish fans burst into chants of "Champions!", detonated bangers and danced in fountains on Sunday as an historic Euro 2012 win swept away the clouds of crisis. Young and old revelled in their unprecedented third straight international title, blaring car horns and flying the national flag in their hands, through car windows and off the back of motorbikes. Spain's red-and-yellow colours were everywhere: painted on faces, decorating wigs, on banners draped over fans' shoulders, wrapped around hips, and hanging from balconies and outside bars. In the streets they banged drums, blared horns, or just waved two-euro ($2.50) flags sold on street corners. In the central square Madrid of Puerta del Sol a dozen people leapt into the fountain and slashed water over scores of others dancing in joy. It was a world away from Rome, where a rock concert ...

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