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To celebrate and wrap up a memorable UEFA EURO 2012, we headed to Kiev on 1st July to create an equally special film of the final day. Featuring the Spain players and fans watching the game in the spectacular Kiev Fanzone, the film was shot using super slow-motion cameras and cutting edge drone-mounted cameras operating high above the city.


The history of Spanish fútbol.

“Spain: Home of Picasso, Penelope Cruz, and, for some time, Fascism.”

Ahead of EURO 2012, The Guardian is doing a series of videos telling the stories of Europe’s most acclaimed national teams. Alongside some delightful animation, James Richardson shares Spain’s story, given that España is expected to win yet another trophy this summer. In their words, let’s go through “the history of the Spanish national side, from their refusal to play in the first World Cup to glory at last in 2008 and 2010, via penalty misery in England and plenty of political interference.” [posted by EB]