Spain will play attacking football against Italy in the European Championship final. The defending champions just hope Italy returns the favor.
Both teams go into Sunday's final at Olympic Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine, promising to maintain the tactics that brought them there. Spain coach Vicente del Bosque promised an attacking lineup with three forwards. He also brushed off criticism that Spain's attack lacks the cutting edge it had during the team's Euro 2008 and 2010 World Cup triumphs.
"We have more of an obligation to attack than to defend because we have players with capabilities to do so," del Bosque said Saturday.