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The heir to the Spanish throne has praised his nation's football team, and reserved special praise for Vicente del Bosque

Prince Felipe, the heir apparent to the Spanish throne, has claimed that his country's football team are 'unbeatable' after a 4-0 win over Italy clinched the European Championship on Sunday.

The 44-year-old Prince of Asturias, the only son of King Juan Carlos, was at the Kiev final and believes La Roja are a joy to watch, but admitted that the Azzurri suffered from ill fortune.

"It is a luxury to be with a team that has given us so much joy," he told Telecino. "These players are unbeatable.

"Sometimes it just isn't your day; Italy had the misfortune of having an injured player [having already made three substitutions]. At 2-0, it looked like the match was too close to call.

"The honour of leading a team that is doing all this is a massive thing for Vicente del Bosque."

Spain will begin their qualification campaign for the 2014 World Cup with a trip to Georgia on September 11.

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