Spain are one of those countries that always seems to have had a wealth of fantastic players, but their team has somehow always lacked the temperament to perform on the big occasions. It's great to see them finally overcome that. It's great to see a new country establishing itself as a credible contender for the top honours (breaking the tiresomely predictable monopoly of Germany and Italy; France have only ever reached that pinnacle intermittently, and now appear to have fallen some way back; Portugal have never quite got there; neither, really, have Holland, despite having had consistently fabulous teams for nearly 40 years; the Czechs and the Croatians have come close in their time, but.....; and England - let's not even mention England!). This is a very impressive, and quite young side; I hope we'll see a lot more great football from them over the next few years. Jia you, Xibanya!
It's been a great tournament. But trying to watch football with a 7 or 8 hour time difference is just killing. Thank god that's all over....... until the next World Cup.
The EURO 2008 comment thread is still open for business, if you have any final observations.