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Spanish players set for royal reception

The Spanish football team will be received later by King Juan Carlos after arriving back in Madrid, fresh from their triumph at Euro 2012.

Tens of thousands of people are expected to pack the streets of the Spanish capital to watch as the victorious side ride through the city in an open top bus.

Spanish captain Iker Casillas with the trophy for Euro 2012 Credit: Javier Barbancho / Reuters