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Spain celebrates football victory

Monday, July 02, 2012 - 01:39

July 2 - Celebrations in the streets as Spain marks soccer victory. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Ecstatic fans crowd the streets of Madrid to celebrate their record-breaking La Roja team who returned home after they retained their European Championship. Spaniards seized on their Euro 2012 triumph as a source of restored national pride after months of economic anxieties. Large celebrations took place in Cibeles square, the traditional location for Real Madrid festivities. National morale took a beating when Spain was forced to ask for a European rescue for its ailing banks last month. Many were now looking to the historic achievement of the national soccer team as a source of inspiration for the tough months ahead, with lessons to be drawn for Spaniards and their politicians from the squad's triumphant performance.

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Spain celebrates football victory

Monday, July 02, 2012 - 01:39