Having gone from regular underachievers to clear favourites, Spain will once again be the team to beat when the European Championships kick off in Warsaw on the 8th of June.
However Vicente Del Bosque’s men will have to re-write football’s record books if they are to keep their European title as no country has ever retained the Henri Delauney trophy and no country, on any continent, has ever won three major tournaments in a row.
Del Bosque succeeded Luis Aragones after Euro 2008 and has kept the core of the team intact while making minor adjustments to a well organised and confident side who won all eight matches in Euro 2012 qualifying.
La Roja have been drawn in Group C alongside Italy, 2008 quarter-finalists Croatia and the Republic of Ireland.
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