Ireland = played very well indeed France = decent enough performance- as good if not better than most other teams managed on most of their games As a matter of fact, the very 'worst' performance of Spain in the tournament was not any worse than many of the games played by all the other nations. Or to put it another way, you tell me which team was more deserving, equally deserving, or even close to being equally deserving of winning the championship. I know having to put with all the smug comments from the locals over the last few years must be annoying, and you are certainly within your rights to wish Spain the worst. But to suggest they have not played good, no, fucking great football over the last four years and on this tournament is not only completely wrong but a bit silly thing to suggest. IMO. I fear your frustration/ hatred of Spain and Spanish football is clouding your judgment about its merits.