Sunday, June 29, 2008

Friday, June 27, 2008

Euro 2008 final

Don't miss the final for Euro 2008. It will be broadcast live from Vienna on ABC at 2:30 pm. Hopefully it's not one of those overrated meetings where both teams go on the defensive. I will be supporting Spain. It has been a while since they've won a major title. Where are you planning to watch the match? Who will you support? Share your experiences here...

Euro 2008 final: Spain v Germany 6/29/08 2:30E ABC

Monday, June 23, 2008

Euro 2008 update

So Spain have made it to the semi-finals. What is it about Italy and penalty kicks? That said, it will be good for an underdog to win this time. The two semi-finals are poised between Spain v Russia, and German v Turkey. I was hoping this would be Netherlands' year, but somehow Van Basten's boys failed to deliver. Who do I think should win? I like the look of Russia so far - they have a dogged enthusiasm about them. Let's see what happens.

6/25: Germany v Turkey
6/26: Russia v Spain
6/29: The final

Euro 2008

Friday, June 20, 2008

Euro 2008 cracker!

Croatia v Turkey

If you were watching, you know what I mean by a cracker. Goal-less for 90 minutes, then Croatia scores in pretty much the last minute of extra time. I was about to change the channel, secure in the knowledge that Croatia were going to face Germany in the semis, when out of nowhere, Turkey score in 'extra time' of the extra-time. How crazy was that? Vienna erupted with the wild cacophony from the Turkish fans, and the subdued groans of the Croatian camp.

Penalty shootouts - you have to love them for sheer suspense, but it just isn't a fair way to end a game. Then again, all is fair in love and war. And this was a war. I have to hand it to Turkey; they didn't miss a single shot, and their goalkeeper, Rustu, who wasn't even supposed to come on had the regular goalkeeper not been red-carded for the previous game, was exceptionally good tonight. Final score: Turkey 1 Croatia 1 (Turkey won 3-1 on penalties)

So it's Turkey vs Germany in one of the semi finals. Check this website or the widget on the right to find out more. Matches are broadcast live on the ESPN channels.