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Irons:
It was a wait but at last the tournament kicked off with Italy playing Turkey at Rome's Stadio Olimpico, with prior to KO Andrea Bocelli singing Nessun Dorma in the middle of the pitch and a young lady sweeping down from the sky supposedly supported by balloons followed by a firework display. It sounds naff but believe me it wasn't, instead a jaw dropping spectacle of the first order.

The UEFA come into a lot of deserved criticism but credit due in making the best of a Covid situation and setting the tournament in the best stadiums from the far corners of Europe. I predict this will be a big success.

By the way France will win it!   

DaveF:

--- Quote from: Irons on June 12, 2021, 04:03:25 AM ---By the way France will win it!

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The BBC did a not terribly serious study, based on, among other factors, performance in qualifying, past wins and location of matches and came to the same conclusion.

Half-time at the moment in Wales v Switzerland - we are terrible (although have had the best chance), Switzerland very good but wasteful in front of goal.  Not comfortable watching so far.

steve ridgway:
Having grown up in Northamptonshire I have no interest in football but I hope you both enjoy the competition. :)

Irons:

--- Quote from: steve ridgway on June 12, 2021, 07:38:36 AM ---Having grown up in Northamptonshire I have no interest in football but I hope you both enjoy the competition. :)

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At the old West Ham stadium (Boleyn) a few seats down our row a father and daughter travelled from Northampton to every home game.

Due to family commitments I missed the Denmark game. Hope and prey Christian Ericksen makes a full recovery although his playing career is surely over. 

MusicTurner:
Probably, but actually some named elite players experiencing that are still playing. The game itself was not very good.

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