july 03, 2012 • 11:04 AM

Euro awards to be given at European Super Cup

Spain's Fernando Torres will receive his Golden Boot Trophy on the eve of the European Super Cup.
Foto: AP in English

Fernando Torres and Andres Iniesta will have to wait until the preparatory event for the European Super Cup to get the hardware they earned for leading Spain to an unprecedented third straight international tournament victory.

According to Marca, UEFA wants a large international event to provide the backdrop for its top competition prize ceremony.

Torres earned the Golden Boot for scoring three goals in the Euros, edging out Italy's Mario Balotelli and Germany's Mario Gomez because he playted fewer minutes.

Iniesta earned the Golden Ball as the most valuable player despite scoring no goals in the event. However, he was such a commanding presence in the midefield, and it was his playmaking that set up several Spanish goals, including David Silva's first of the final against Italy.

In 2008, David Villa and Xavi Hernandez received the Golden Boot and Golden Ball trophiues at Las Rozas in Madrid.

So, Torres and Iniesta will receive their trophies on the eve of the Chelsea-Atletico Madrid match. Torres will be playing as he is a member of the Chelsea side.

Adidas, which sponsors Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas, honored him with the "Euro Golden Gloves" for lifting three major trophies for his country, as well as conceding just one goal in 570 minutes during the Euros. It's an unofficial honor for the Spanish captain.