The Spanish soccer team receive a warm welcome by their jubilant fans after yet another extraordinary tournament in Ukraine and Poland. The team flew home to Madrid after their amazing 4-0 final win against Italy. The logo “proud of our national team” was featured on the plane that brought them home. Goalkeeper Iker Casillas and Coach Vicente del Bosque came out of the plane first, showing off the tournament cup to their native land. Upon their arrival, Spanish King Juan Carlos, along with other royalty, congratulated the team with their victory and held a celebration at Palacio de la Zarzuela. After the reception, the Spanish royalty mingled with the team in the gardens while Prince Felipe’s twin daughters, Sofia and Leonor, watched the tournament cup and grabbed confetti out of its inside.
La Furia Roja then proudly paraded their trophy through the streets of Madrid for 2 1/2 hours, adding large smiles to the faces of the Spaniards despite the country’s economic struggles. The city was packed with thousands of excited fans and was covered in the Spainish colors: yellow and red. After the bus ride, the team went up on the stage in Cibeles plaza, danced to music, and splattering wine at each other in celebration of their wonderful victory.