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Thiago named Under-21 MVP

June 23, 2013
By ESPN staff
Spain Under-21 captain and reported Manchester United target Thiago Alcantara has been named player of the tournament for the European Under-21 Championships in Israel.

• Tomas: The key difference between Fabregas and Thiago
• Spain captain Thiago Alcantara hails 'perfect' tournament

The Barcelona midfielder, 22, was influential throughout La Rojita's victorious campaign and hit a first half hat-trick in the 4-2 final win against Italy.
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