Pleasantly surprised that there is a post here concerning European football/soccer. As someone who is half-Spanish I am obviously delighted by the victory. Spain can now probably stake a claim as being one of the greatest sides of all time (yes even better than Pele’s Brazil).
Football/soccer fans, generally, want as fewer stoppages/interference to the game. The use of unlimited substations would brake the ebb and flow of the game, for sure. As for Prandelli, Italy’s Coach, he made a school-boy error in using all three of his substitutions so early in the second-half. Although, I will concede that Italy with 11-men would have made the remaining 30 minutes a more nerve-wracking/exciting game.