Spain took a step closer to retaining the European championship title with a 2-0 Euro 2012 quarter-final victory over France, both goals scored by Xabi Alonso on his 100th international appearance. They earned a semi-final showdown with Portugal on Wednesday. — Photos by Agencies

Supporters celebrate Spain's victory after their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match against France at a fan mile in Madrid. ? Photo by Reuters
Supporters celebrate Spain's victory after their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match against France at a fan mile in Madrid. ? Photo by Reuters
Supporters of the Spanish national football team celebrate the victory during the Euro 2012 Championships football match between Spain and France. ? Photo by AFP
Supporters of the Spanish national football team celebrate the victory during the Euro 2012 Championships football match between Spain and France. ? Photo by AFP
Spain's Sergio Ramos (L) challenges France's Yohan Cabaye during their Euro 2012 quarter-final football match. ? Photo by Reuters
Spain's Sergio Ramos (L) challenges France's Yohan Cabaye during their Euro 2012 quarter-final football match. ? Photo by Reuters
France's goalkeeper Hugo Lloris fails to save a goal during their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match against Spain at the Donbass Arena in Donetsk. ?Photo by Reuters
France's goalkeeper Hugo Lloris fails to save a goal during their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match against Spain at the Donbass Arena in Donetsk. ?Photo by Reuters
French midfielder Jeremy Menez heads the ball during the Euro 2012 football championships. ? Photo by AFP
French midfielder Jeremy Menez heads the ball during the Euro 2012 football championships. ? Photo by AFP
France's Laurent Koscielny is challenged by Spain's Xabi Alonso. ? Photo by Reuters
France's Laurent Koscielny is challenged by Spain's Xabi Alonso. ? Photo by Reuters
France's Jeremy Menez (R) looks on as Spain's goalkeeper Iker Casillas makes a save. ? Photo by Reuters
France's Jeremy Menez (R) looks on as Spain's goalkeeper Iker Casillas makes a save. ? Photo by Reuters
Spanish midfielder Xabi Alonso shoots to score a penalty during the Euro 2012 football championships quarter-final match Spain vs France. ? Photo by AFP
Spanish midfielder Xabi Alonso shoots to score a penalty during the Euro 2012 football championships quarter-final match Spain vs France. ? Photo by AFP
A French fan reacts at the end of the Euro 2012 football championships quarter-final match Spain vs France. ? Photo by AFP
A French fan reacts at the end of the Euro 2012 football championships quarter-final match Spain vs France. ? Photo by AFP
Spain's Sergio Ramos (L) heads the ball against France's Jeremy Menez during their Euro 2012 quarter-final. ? Photo by Reuters
Spain's Sergio Ramos (L) heads the ball against France's Jeremy Menez during their Euro 2012 quarter-final. ? Photo by Reuters
Supporters react during Spain's Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match against France at a fan mile in Madrid June 23, 2012. ? Photo by Reuters
Supporters react during Spain's Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match against France at a fan mile in Madrid June 23, 2012. ? Photo by Reuters

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NASAH (USA)
Jun 25, 2012 01:40am
It's spain.
Tabish
Jun 25, 2012 10:27am
it will be germany