2012 Euro Cup Finals Live Stream & TV Preview
|June 30, 2012||Posted by Dave Kingston under Soccer News & Info, Sports Schedules|
This Sunday, Spain and Italy will go head to head at Kiev’s Olympic Stadium to determine who will be the Euro Cup 2012 champions. This deciding game will be presented by ESPN networks on television and their live streaming video network for fans to watch soccer online. It’s definitely one many around the world will be watching!
As mentioned, fans can watch the game this Sunday at home on ESPN TV or live online at ESPN3. The coverage begins at 2:30PM Eastern Standard Time via television and live streaming video feed. Check your cable or satellite provider to find the available ESPN channel, or ESPN high definition channel, because this will be one to watch. If you can’t make it to see a TV set somewhere, don’t despair, as you can use ESPN’s live streaming feed through their broadband network, WatchESPN/ESPN3 (in available regions).
Heading into this latest tournament, Spain has won the Euro Cup 2008 and the World Cup in 2010. If they win here, they will make history, becoming the first team ever to win three back-to-back major tournaments. It would also then equal Germany’s current record of three Eurpo Cup titles. However, both teams have impressive records, making the outcome of this game difficult to predict, though Spain is thought to have a major advantage.
So far, both teams have played three matches. Spain has 7 total points, Italy has 5. Spain has 6 goals for it and 2 against, while Italy has 4 goals for it and 2 against. In this game, a lot will come down to the players.
In terms of stars to watch, Mario Balotelli seems to be the Italian to watch out for. He scored 2 goals in Italy’s most recent match up against Germany. His energy, skill, and enthusiasm are forces to be reconed with. Overall, Balotelli has 3 goals in tournament play, making him one of the stars of Euro Cup this year.
Iker Casillas, Spain’s goalie, is another to watch out for. He hasn’t allowed a goal in regulation time since Italy and Spain drew 1-1 in the first match of the group round. If he wins tomorrow, he will be the first player ever to reach 100 wins with his national team.
Andres Iniesta is yet another key player for Spain. He has an effective command of the field and is always moving. If Casillas is the heart of Spain’s defends, Iniestas is the heart of its offense.
Other players to watch for are David Silva and Andrea Pirlo, who have been giving their teams assists, and Fernando Torres of Spain who has showed great initiative on the field. Which side will ultimately take this one on Sunday, July 1st? Will Spain or Italy have the right to call themselves the 2012 Euro Cup champions? It’s going to be a fun one to watch!