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Germany vs Spain

June 30, 2008

An aerial view of the Ernst Happel Stadion ahead of the UEFA Euro 2008 final match between Germany and Spain.

Germany captain Michael Ballack was passed fit to play in the final after recovering sufficiently from a calf muscle injury.

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  • Spain coach Luis Aragones drafted Cesc Fabregas into the starting lineup in place of striker David Villa who missed the match because of a thigh injury sustained in the 3-0 win over Russia in the semi-final.

    Spain finally ended their 44-year wait for a trophy when Fernando Torres's exquisite first-half goal gave them a deserved 1-0 victory over Germany.

    Photographs: Getty Images


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