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Pictures of Spain Winning Euro Cup, Celebration in Spain

Goooooal! Spain Tops Germany, Wins First Title in 44 Years

Red, gold, and the wordless melody of the Spanish national anthem filled Vienna's Ernst-Happel stadium Sunday night, as Spain beat Germany 1-0 to win the European Championship and end 44 years of underachieving.

Back in Madrid, Spain, fans and patriots waved the Spanish flag, watched fireworks, and partied in the streets. Firefighters cooled off the Summer celebration by spraying the crowds with water.

Check out the photos of Spanish jubilation and German disappointment. Spain's Queen, and Germany's Chancellor make cameos!

Captain Iker Casillas of Spain lifts the trophy after winning.

Spanish players pose for a team photograph.

Spain's Queen Sofia congratulates Spanish goalkeeper and captain Iker Casillas.

Better luck next time. German Chancellor Angela Merkel shakes hands with German midfielder and captain Michael Ballack.

Bummer in Berlin.

Breaking the losing streak!

The Ernst-Happel stadium in Vienna at the end of the Euro 2008 championships.

Back home. German football fans react at the "Fanmeile" (fan zone) next to Berlin's Brandenburg Gate.

The Spanish team holds the Euro 2008 championships trophy.

Celebrating in Barcelona!


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bella85 bella85 9 years
They played better but my country lost :((( <3 Philipp Lahm
tyffi tyffi 9 years
A sports sugar would be great. Specially with the olympics coming up... As for the EURO final: certainly one of the worse games during the tournament, but Spain won well-deserved. It's nice to see that every now and then the best team wins the cup - and not Italy. LOL! Even though I'm German and still slightly disappointed I'm glad the cup is safe in Spain. They'll take good care of it until we'll get it in 4 years. :D
Mädchen Mädchen 9 years
I do, kastarte2. :)
kastarte2 kastarte2 9 years
Does anybody else think there should be a sports sugar? They were talking about this on a thread on Pop. I think it is a good idea.
trésjolie1 trésjolie1 9 years
As I live in Germany I was very disappointed. It was so sad to see the German team after the game. You just want to give'em a hug. :HUG:
Mädchen Mädchen 9 years
Congrats to Spain. They truly were the best team of the tournament, so their win was very much deserved. Germany had a very poor game last night, but I'm optimistic about the team's future. :) The best thing though is that Metzelder finally got rid of the beard today (he didn't shave during the tournament out of superstition).
nicachica nicachica 9 years
As a former resident of España (for 5 months anyway...), i just have to say "VIVA ESPAñA!!!" i'm sure today is a national holiday and NO ONE will be going to work. ;)
nikecold nikecold 9 years
Haaha I was rooting for Germany, beacuse I went to a German school, but I knew that Spain was going to win. And I think they deserved it they played well, and the germans just didn't. And am I the only one who thought it was frustrating that they didn't let Torres hold the cup until after like 5 mins even though he scored the winning goal?
Advah Advah 9 years
Haha my Spanish flatmate was so excited last night, he ended up lifting my other flatmate in his arm and sort of shaking her left and right! :D
Linda-McP Linda-McP 9 years
Congrats to the winners! Really enjoyed watching the match yesterday.
mswender mswender 9 years
Thanks for the sports story! It was a great game and Spain rea;;y deserved the title!
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