Under-19 European Championship

Spain are out of the under 19 European Championships! A team packed with the latest crop of talented youngsters were unable to score against Hungary, and a strike with 20 minutes to go by Nagy was enough to give the East Europeans a 0-1 victory. A curious paradox that, just when the full national side have finally cast off their epithet of perennial under-achievers, the usually dominant youth team bow out in ignominious circumstances. Oh well, you can't win 'em all! (17.07.08)