Saturday, June 9, 2012

Euro 2012: Group B

Group B this year is the motherload of groups :P
We have Germany, The Netherlands, Portugal and finally Denmark.
It kinda seems unfair though putting Denmark up against these 3 (not that I'm saying the Danish aren't good enough, but when you first see the group, you can't help but have the feeling that they're screwed).
Anyways group B's first games are today so i'm really excited about that, can't wait to see what happens.
On a side note I'm more excited about the Netherlands/Denmark game than I am about the Germany/Portugal game :P I really wanna see what the Danish get up to.
So in that spirit I found this great video by the Danish band Nephew and it includes the Danish NT.
Here's to the underdogs of this group, may the prevail :P

Enjoy the games people 
and cheers :D

UPDATE: The Danish team won 1-0 against Holland :D So yaay, hopefully they'll keep up the good work 

Friday, June 8, 2012

2012 Euro: Kickoff

just wow
What an amazing opening game for the 2012 Eurocup
From the opening ceremony to the game itself, everything was beyond spectacular.
The ceremony included dancers, miniature versions of the stadium, a pianist who showed his skills with the ball and a dj. And if that wasn't brilliant enough, the flags of the participating countries were assembled in the stands by the means of the attendees holding a piece of colored banner, it was kind of like a jigsaw puzzle. I mean the organization and work put into it must have been tremendous, so kudos to everyone who was a part of it :)

Now on to the game. It was hectic and very eventful. The 1st half witnessed the polish squad score and the greeks getting a red card and being reduced to 10 men, I personally thought they are screwed. In the 7th minute of the second half however the Greeks proved me wrong by equalizing.In a surprising turn of events Szczesny (poland's goalkeeper) got a red card and the greeks were awarded a penalty. This time I thought the Polish were screwed for sure (I can be somewhat pessimistic sometimes, specially during football games :P). I mean they're main goalie was out and they had to defend a penalty. But lo and behold substitute goalie Tyton saves Karagounas' penalty. 
And to add more to the action the greeks score another goal which gets ruled out as offside. 
All in all it was a very exciting game. Even people who don't give a rat's ass about football got caught up in the game. 
It's safe to say I'm really excited to see what the rest of the tournament has in store for us :)