The day hath dawned.
The day of the final.
Contested between the two teams that have won the last three major international tournaments.
An Italian win will bookend Spain's two wins, to the delight of those who like symmetry.
If the Spanish win, we'll definitely have a footballing autocracy on our hands. Three major tournament wins in a row is unprecedented, but is now only 90/120/a penalty shoot out away.
What do I think?
Given I predicted we'd be seeing Germany v Croatia (remember them?) today, I fear my predictions are as worthless as something that has no monetary value at all.
Spain have looked under par in their last two games and can think themselves lucky to be here, whereas the Italians have got better as the tournament's progressed, so it takes a brave man to go against the form team.
So I'm going to go for Italy. Spain will have the weight of expectation and the pressure of being favourites on their shoulders.
Lump on Spain then.