But there was one other significant component of the tournament that failed to cover itself in glory in South Africa.
So there was a collective sigh of relief and jump for joy at Sport-locker.net towers and in the general footballing world when adidas decided to bring back a classic of the game for Euro 2012.
It was a welcome return to form for the official ball supplier to the World Cup and European Championships, adidas, after the rather underwhelming Jabulani.
The major modification in the evolution from Jabulani to Tango 12 is the increased number of panels from eight to 32.
Sport-Locker.net also enjoyed the way in which adidas stayed true to the iconic Tango design while paying tribute to the Euro 2012 host nations with the flag colours of both Poland and Ukraine incorporated.
But the tributes do not end there…the Tango 12 features clever graphics that celebrate the great rural tradition of paper cutting in alignment with the great football traditions of unity, rivalry and passion. Now that is deep.
The Tango 12 represents a major return to form by adidas making for a memorable Euro 2012. Long live the Tango.