Euro 2008 First Game

I watched Portugal record a relatively easy two-nil win over Turkey in their opening game of Euro 2008. I was delighted to hear the commentator describe it in those terms and not say “two – nothing”. The ESPN coverage of the 2006 World Cup employed American commentators and summarizers, who would use words such as offense and nothing and a whole dictionary of phrases that are ill suited to describing the beautiful game. For Euro 2008 there was an English commentator and Andy Gray was the summarizer; made me feel quite at home. The only give away was the news bar at the bottom of the screen which gave updates on Baseball and the basketball finals.

Published in: on 8 June, 2008 at 7:00  Comments (1)  

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  1. Well whether you support Portugal or England, the result is depressingly familiar, eliminated by Germany. 😦

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