- Issue date: 24/07/2008
- Printing Process: Huecograbado
- Paper: Estucado, engomado, fosforescente
- Size of stamp: 40,9 x 28,8 mm. (horizontal)
- Size of block sheet: 105,6 x 79,2 mm. (horizontal)
- Postal value of the stamps: 1 €
- Print run: Ilimitada
- Dented: 13 3/4
The Spanish Post issues a stamp devoted to the Spanish National Football team on occasion of its victory in the Eurocup 2008, which was held in Switzerland and Austria from the 7th to the 29th of June and in which took part 16 national teams.
This issue is printed as a souvenir sheet featuring all members of the national team whilst the stamp depicts an allegoric motif of this sport. The final match was played in the Ernst Happel stadium in Vienna against Germany’s national team who had already won the cup three times. After a thrilling match and having previously beaten 5 national teams, Spain won 1-0 with an audience of 50,000 spectators. To show their support, a large number of dignitaries were amongst the supporters such as the Prince and Princess of Asturias, members of Government, and in the final match the King and Queen of Spain and the Spanish Prime Minister. It’s the second time the Spanish national team wins this cup having beaten 44 years ago the former Soviet Union in 1964. According to a large number of national and international experts, the Spanish team played the best football in the championship and was proclaimed the best national team in the world in 2008.