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.

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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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