So, the Euro 2012 has finally kicked off. Are you ready for it? I know not everyone enjoys football. I do, but I also think that I enjoy the atmosphere almost as much as the actual game.
People getting together to share the frustration of a missed opportunity, the subsequent trials and, finally, the goal that makes your team win. Isn´t that great? Now, some would argue that it is the party feeling that I enjoy, and not the footy. Ah, well… Maybe. The thing is that I follow it a lot less than I follow music. Still, It´s only football, but I like it.
In London, the experience of living these football competitions has been a little different so far. I reckon many of us have used them to join in with other people from our own countries to try and feel a bit closer to home. Being on the verge of having a heart attack surrounded by many others in the same situation is kinda comforting, I´d say.
I don´t know how football fans in other countries outside Europe see this Euro 2012. They probably do not really care very much about the traditions of the old Europe. An international competition currently being played under great economic worries and in a great risk that racist, violent fans cause problems. So far, there has not been too much trouble. Fingers crossed!
I am including an infographic below with some interesting facts about this Euro 2012. Enjoy!
See it at The Sports Archives blog.