Spain will not defend their European Under-21 Championship title after they were beaten in the qualification play-offs.
Spain captain Thiago Alcantara hit a hat-trick to help his side secure U21 Euro glory with a 4-2 victory over Italy.
Thiago Alcantara saluted Spain for the 'perfect tournament' after they retained the European Under-21 Championship.
UEFA president Michel Platini insists no decision has yet been made on the future of the Under 21 Euros.
Spain's formidable winning machine stand on the brink of another historical achievement in Jerusalem on Tuesday.
Spain defeated Norway 3-0 in the European Under-21 Championship semi-final in Netanya to book their place in the final.
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