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Domino's Pizza boost after Euro 2012 and record rainfall

Takeaway company Domino's Pizza delivered a jump in sales and profits today after Euro 2012 and record rainfall prompted people to stay at home.

Euro 2012, rain and the Diamond Jubilee helped Domino's deliver a jump in sales. Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Archive

Domino's Pizza, which runs 738 stores across the UK and Ireland, said pre-tax profits rose 15% to £23.3 million in the 26 weeks to June 24, while like-for-like sales in the UK rose 5.7%.

Chief executive Lance Batchelor said "a combination of rain, sport and national celebrations" boosted business in the second quarter.



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

Euro 2012 Team of the Tournament announced

The official Euro 2012 Team of the Tournament has been named. 23 players make up the squad in total, with ten of those players representing European Champions Spain. Andres Iniesta has been named player of the tournament.

Goalkeepers - Buffon, Casillas, Neuer

Defenders - Pique, Coentrao, Lahm, Pepe, Ramos, Alba

Midfielders - De Rossi, Gerrard, Xavi, Iniesta, Khedira, Busquets, Ozil, Pirlo, Xabi Alonso

Forwards - Balotelli, Fabregas, Ronaldo, Ibrahimovic, Silva

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