The Spain vs France quarter final was a game many looked forward to, but let’s be honest, it dissappointed. Sure, Spain were brilliant in their passing and keeping the ball, but it got very boring very quickly. There seemed to be no real purpose to it other then tiring out the French players and trying to put them to sleep. It worked, with all their potential France a class below the Spanish. Two goals by Xabi Alonso settled this game. France go home and Spain play their neighbors Portugal in the semi final. [43 photos total]

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Soccer fans wait for the start of the Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match between Spain and France at the Donbass Arena in Donetsk (ALESSANDRO BIANCHI/REUTERS) #
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French soccer fans pose before the start of the Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match between Spain and France at the Donbass Arena in Donetsk (VASILY FEDOSENKO/REUTERS) #
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A Spanish soccer fan cheers before the start of the Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match between Spain and France at Donbass Arena in Donetsk (MICHAEL BUHOLZER/REUTERS) #
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Players of team Spain pose for a team photo before the start of their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match against France at the Donbass Arena in Donetsk (YVES HERMAN/REUTERS) #
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Players of team France pose for a team photo before the start of their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match against Spain at the Donbass Arena in Donetsk (YVES HERMAN/REUTERS) #
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Spain's Fabregas and Arbeloa compete for possession with France's Franck Ribery during their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match at the Donbass Arena in Donetsk (VASILY FEDOSENKO/REUTERS) #
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Spain's Alba challenges France's Rami during their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match at Donbass Arena in Donetsk (JUAN MEDINA/REUTERS) #
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Spain's Ramos reacts during their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match against France at Donbass Arena in Donetsk (CHARLES PLATIAU/REUTERS) #
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Spain's Fabregas reacts as France's Koscielny and Clichy walk during their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match at Donbass Arena in Donetsk (YVES HERMAN/REUTERS) #
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Arbeloa heads for the ball with France's Franck Ribery during their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match at the Donbass Arena in Donetsk (VASILY FEDOSENKO/REUTERS) #
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France's Benzema reacts during their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match against Spain at Donbass Arena in Donetsk (ALESSANDRO BIANCHI/REUTERS) #
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Spain's Alonso scores a goal past France's goalkeeper Lloris during their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match at Donbass Arena in Donetsk (YVES HERMAN/REUTERS) #
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Spain's Xabi Alonso scores a goal during their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match against France at the Donbass Arena in Donetsk (ALESSANDRO BIANCHI/REUTERS) #
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Spain's Alonso scores a goal past France's Koscielny and Reveillere during their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match at Donbass Arena in Donetsk (JUAN MEDINA/REUTERS) #
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France's goalkeeper Lloris fails to save goal during their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match against Spain at Donbass Arena in Donetsk (JUAN MEDINA/REUTERS) #
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Spain's Alonso celebrates after scoring a gaol against France during their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match at Donbass Arena in Donetsk (MICHAEL BUHOLZER/REUTERS) #
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France's goalkeeper Lloris reacts after he failed to save a goal during their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match against Spain at the Donbass Arena in Donetsk (YVES HERMAN/REUTERS) #
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Spain's players celebrate first goal against France during their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match at Donbass Arena in Donetsk (JUAN MEDINA/REUTERS) #
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France's Malouda challenges Spain's Alonso during their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match at Donbass Arena in Donetsk (JUAN MEDINA/REUTERS) #
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Spain's Hernandez controls the ball during their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match against France at the Donbass Arena in Donetsk (YVES HERMAN/REUTERS) #
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France's Benzema shoots a freekick against Spain during their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match at Donbass Arena in Donetsk (MICHAEL BUHOLZER/REUTERS) #
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Spain's Iniesta fights for the ball with France's Koscielny during their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match at Donbass Arena in Donetsk (YVES HERMAN/REUTERS) #
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France's Ribery battles for the ball with Spain's Iniesta, Alonso and Hernandez during their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match at Donbass Arena in Donetsk (JUAN MEDINA/REUTERS) #
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France's Lloris makes a save in front of Spain's Fabregas during their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match at Donbass Arena in Donetsk (CHARLES PLATIAU/REUTERS) #
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France's coach Laurent Blanc reacts during their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match against Spain at the Donbass Arena in Donetsk (CHARLES PLATIAU/REUTERS) #
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Spain's goalkeeper Casillas holds the ball during the Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match against France at Donbass Arena in Donetsk (MICHAEL BUHOLZER/REUTERS) #
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Spain's Torres challenges France's Rami during their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match at Donbass Arena in Donetsk (ALESSANDRO BIANCHI/REUTERS) #
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Spain's goalkeeper Casillas makes a save during their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match against France at Donbass Arena in Donetsk (MICHAEL BUHOLZER/REUTERS) #
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France's Menez attempts a shot on goal past Spain's Ramos, Alba and goalkeeper Casillas during their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match at Donbass Arena in Donetsk (YVES HERMAN/REUTERS) #
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Spain's Alonso heads the ball with France's Menez during their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match at Donbass Arena in Donetsk (JUAN MEDINA/REUTERS) #
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France's goalkeeper Lloris saves a shot from Spain's Torres during their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match at the Donbass Arena in Donetsk (VASILY FEDOSENKO/REUTERS) #
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France's Menez receives a yellow card from referee Rizzoli of Italy next to Spain's Alba during their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match at Donbass Arena in Donetsk (JUAN MEDINA/REUTERS) #
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Referee Rizzoli of Italy talks to France's Ribery during the Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match between France and Spain at Donbass Arena in Donetsk (JUAN MEDINA/REUTERS) #
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Spain's Alonso scores penalty shot to France's goalkeeper Lloris goal during their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match at Donbass Arena in Donetsk (YVES HERMAN/REUTERS) #
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Spain's Alonso scores a goal from penalty kick against France during their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match at Donbass Arena in Donetsk (MICHAEL BUHOLZER/REUTERS) #
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Spain's Alonso celebrates his second goal against France during their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match at Donbass Arena in Donetsk (CHARLES PLATIAU/REUTERS) #
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Spain's Alonso celebrates his second goal against France with team mates Torres, Rodriguez and Hernandez during their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match at Donbass Arena in Donetsk (VASILY FEDOSENKO/REUTERS) #
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France's Cabaye reacts to his team's loss against Spain after their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match at Donbass Arena in Donetsk (VASILY FEDOSENKO/REUTERS) #
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France's Benzema shakes hands with Spain's Ramos after their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match at the Donbass Arena in Donetsk (CHARLES PLATIAU/REUTERS) #
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France's Franck Ribery reacts after their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match against Spain at the Donbass Arena in Donetsk (ALESSANDRO BIANCHI/REUTERS) #
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Spain's goalkeeper Casillas celebrates with his team mates Ramos and Busquets after winning their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match against France at Donbass Arena in Donetsk (MICHAEL BUHOLZER/REUTERS) #
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France's soccer fans reacts to their team's loss against Spain after their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match at Donbass Arena in Donetsk (ALESSANDRO BIANCHI/REUTERS) #
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Supporters celebrate Spain's victory after their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match against France at a fan mile in Madrid (ANDREA COMAS/REUTERS) #

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