Arghhh. I didn’t get to see either game today. England beat Sweden and also have Wayne Rooney returning for the next match. Long starved English may have hope this year.
Host Ukraine (i love the underdogs) lost 2-0 to France but still are alive.
Racism at Euro 2012
There was much concern prior to the Euro that racist chanting and behavior could become an issue in the tournament hosted in Poland and Ukraine. There have been some incidents of fans taunting two particular players. These are under investigation by EURO (the governing body of this tournament) which has stated zero tolerance for racism, and created a RESPECT Campaign four years ago to educate and promote diversity. Unfortunately, only time will tell when issues like this will no longer have to be worried about. But to the masses who seem to be showing up to enjoy the atmosphere and cheering for their team, hat’s off to you!
IRISH Fans! Wow! Great example of sportsmanship.
Irish fans once again showed their class and spirit. In the final moments of losing to Spain 4-0 and being eliminated from the tournament, their fans broke into singing “The Fields of Athenry”. This is rare in sports, check it out!!
GROUP A: Winners decided Saturday 16th.
GREECE vs. RUSSIA, and CZECH REPUBLIC vs POLAND.
Top two teams advance, the other two head home.
See “Doing the Math” to see different scenarios based on Saturdays games.
My prediction: Russia beats Greece and wins the the top spot. Poland beats the Czechs to take the second spot.
How About You?