La Roja in Spain
The Spanish pwnmachine made a hat trick.
They say that hardcore football fans can set their life by tournaments.
The last few have been memorable for me. It’s not otherwise a passion, though.
This year, I’m in Switzerland, for this Euro Cup.
In 2010, I was in Florida for that World Cup. I got to hang out with Americans as they watched their match with England.
In 2008, I was in Switzerland to watch them host the Euro Cup along with Austria. I got to go to the big local events, and watch the match with the big crowds.
And in 2006 I saw the World Cup again, while here in Switzerland. It was my first time in a country which took its tournaments seriously, so it was fun to walk around, even though people kept assuming I was Korean or Japanese and cheering for “my” team.
I vaguely remember the Euro Cup in 1998. I was in France for part of that, when they won their big one, and everyone celebrated their multi-ethnic team.
The streak continues.
…It has got to be Spain now.
adidas UEFA Euro 2012: Germany Vs Greece Super Slow Motion Fan Reactions: VIDEO
Alessandro Diamanti celebrates after scoring the decisive kick Sunday to send Italy through to the European Championship semifinals with a 4-2 win in the shootout following a 0-0 tie with England. The Italian team will take on Germany in the seminfinals on Thursday. (Christopher Lee/Getty Images)
I saw this game on the big screen.
The big screen in a Copenhagen park. With the rain staining my clothes.
Game was quite exciting though, so it was worth it.
They had to suspend the match for almost an hour because lightning striked so severely it put the players at risk. I don’t know too much about the effects of lightning at different distances, but almost every time it struck, the video input would go away for a second or two, so it must’ve been pretty serious.