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Halfway stage UEFA EURO 2008™

What do you guys think.
Could just add a re-cap of the tournament so far.
Below is Platini's thoughts.

UEFA President Michel Platini gives his view of UEFA EURO 2008™ after the tournament in Austria and Switzerland passed the halfway stage. We've arrived at the mid-point; half the matches are behind us and have whetted our appetites for more. We are privileged to be experiencing a tournament of exceptional quality combined with an extraordinary atmosphere. This is thanks to the host countries, the players and the supporters. The results of the first 16 matches have already upset the established hierarchy and cast doubt on the most firmly rooted certainties. The quality of play is extolled unanimously by all observers. Defensive tactics are nowhere to be seen; rather, all legal means are being used to overpower the other team who, more often than not, respond in the same way.
Team ethic
Team play is not stifling the talent of individuals, who are frequently giving some particularly dazzling performances. It's a real treat for football fans. Just one red card and fewer yellow cards than usual for a final round - this has to be the most encouraging result of this sizzler of a tournament. The referees are controlling these fast and energetic matches well, and one or two minor errors of judgement - usually down to just a few centimetres and, moreover, spontaneously acknowledged - have not spoilt this great festival of football. To err is human, and that is how it should stay as far as football is concerned.
Convivial atmosphere
Along with the great play during the first half of UEFA EURO 2008™, the other great winners have been the supporters in the stadiums and in the UEFA EURO 2008™ Fan Zones. I've been delighted to see whole families helping to fill the splendid stadiums in Austria and Switzerland. Everywhere on the streets and on the squares of the beautiful Austrian and Swiss cities, I've seen colourful supporters of the different teams strolling around arm in arm discussing football and enjoying themselves no end. There are plenty of women in these happy crowds, which refutes once and for all the sexist reputation of our game.
No dampeners
Even though the weather has not always been favourable - far from it - enthusiasm has never failed, enthusiasm that has been conveyed so well by the superb pictures broadcast to the four corners of the world. Club supporters should definitely take a leaf out of the book of these national team supporters. These UEFA European Championship finals also offer many opportunities; combining duty and pleasure, I am taking advantage of the presence of many political leaders from all over Europe to defend, via the European sports model, UEFA's ideas and the values of our beautiful game.

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Did anyone ask for your opinion Mr. Platini?

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Platini should say one thing,we have horrible ref's.

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The referees are controlling these fast and energetic matches well, and one or two minor errors of judgement - usually down to just a few centimetres
Yea right

But so far it's been a better Cup than the World Cup two years ago.

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The ref's are the biggest bunch of monkey's I've ever seen. On the bright side at least Graham Poll stayed at home...
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The ref's are the biggest bunch of monkey's I've ever seen. On the bright side at least Graham Poll stayed at home...
I doubt Graham Poll is worst then the gargage who is in the euro.

I realy fear fro the last 8....as for the final,maybe Vassaras from Greece or Michel from Slovakia.

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I love the entrance music when the players come onto the field. During some of the games you can hear the fans echoing the melody, pretty awesome song they picked. Same with the music when a goal is scored
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I love the entrance music when the players come onto the field. During some of the games you can hear the fans echoing the melody, pretty awesome song they picked. Same with the music when a goal is scored
That's some annoying song - the White Stripes "7 Nation Army"
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That's some annoying song - the White Stripes "7 Nation Army"
Dude, really? That shit is pretty hype. Way better than the gay swan music they played at the WC '06. I think this music fits an entrance for a sports match perfectly, imagine actually being there when your team is coming out and hearing it. The fans in the ROM-ITA game were killing it!!!!!
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Dude, really? That shit is pretty hype. Way better than the gay swan music they played at the WC '06. I think this music fits an entrance for a sports match perfectly, imagine actually being there when your team is coming out and hearing it. The fans in the ROM-ITA game were killing it!!!!!
I just don't like the song.

It's a good choice though for firing the teams (& fans) up.
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I just don't like the song.

It's a good choice though for firing the teams (& fans) up.
Understandable. But the cool thing is they don't play the whole song, only the catchy part over and over :smileani:

What's the name of the song they play when someone scores a goal?
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What's the name of the song they play when someone scores a goal?
Bellini - Samba De Janeiro

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWKhbR33bww
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Bellini - Samba De Janeiro:thmbdown:
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