Spain's players celebrate their second goal next to France's goalkeeper Hugo Lloris during their Euro 2012 quarter-final soccer match at the Donbass Arena in Donetsk, June 23, 2012. REUTERS/Yves Herman
Euro soccer: Spain faces sternest test against Portugal in first semi-final
Posted : Tuesday, 26 June 2012 11:23PM
DONETSK (Reuters) - Holders Spain will be given their sternest Euro 2012 test yet against Iberian rivals Portugal and their in-form forward Cristiano Ronaldo in the first semi-final later on Wednesday.
All eyes will be on Spain coach Vincente del Bosque to see if he continues his policy of not starting with a striker.
The scampering Ronaldo is set to be marked by Real Madrid team mate Alvaro Arbeloa in Donetsk.
Germany and Italy will meanwhile be continuing their preparations for Thursday's second semi-final in Warsaw.
The final is in Kiev on Sunday.
(Editing by Mark Meadows)
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