Euro 2004 kicks off tonight in Portugal!
As my family is from Holland, I'm very keen to follow the progress of the Dutch soccer team, been a supporter since I was very young! I know alot of peoples families here probably trace back to Europe and alot of soccer fans, so if you're not aware, it starts tonight!
Host nation Portugal are playing Greece, and Spain are taking on Russia in todays games.
The official site is www.euro2004.com
The list of teams that qualified are:
Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.
France won Euro 2000, as well as the World Cup in 1998, so you can never rule them out. Both themselves and Holland go into the tournament as favorites, but recent performances have been less than flattering, with France barely making the latest World Cup and Holland failing to qualify in the face of tough European competition.
I am hoping SBS play matches on TV for those without cable!
And no anti soccer posts please, if you don't like soccer, you shouldn't have opened the thread.
Anyone showing their support for their teams? Who do we think is going to win it this year?