Euro 2012 Quarterfinal: Spain vs. France (Your Running Commentary)

Euro 2012 Quarterfinal: Spain vs. France (Your Running Commentary)

Euro 2012

Euro 2012 Quarterfinal: Spain vs. France (Your Running Commentary)

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Defending Champion Spain takes on France today in Donetsk, Ukraine in one of the most anticipated match-ups of the European Championship quarterfinals (2:45pm, ESPN2).

The Spanish will look to improve on their form in the group stage, which saw the champions struggle to generate goals they way they were expected to. For France, some internal strife has created a cloud of controversy around a team that comes into the quarters having lost to Sweden in its final group stage match.

History is on France's side. 'Les Bleus' have never lost to Spain in tourament play before, but this Spain side is stronger than the one beaten by France in the 2006 World Cup.

Spain are trotting out their "no forward' system again, with Cesc Fabregas starting in place of Fernando Torres. France is fielding a defensive-minded lineup, with Samir Nasri on the bench for today's quarterfinal.

If you will be watching today's match, please feel free to share your thoughts, opinions and some play-by-play in the comments section below.

Enjoy the action.

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