Thursday 14 December 2017

Chris Lowry: After Euro 2012 there’s the Olympics to look forward to ... except I'm not looking forward to them at all

Tower Bridge in London
Tower Bridge in London

EURO 2012, I'm missing you already. Just two more matches to go before the curtain comes down on one of the best international tournaments of recent times.

Given that the organisers are determined to wreck the format, diluting the quality by expanding the number of teams, we should enjoy what remains of arguably the only decent football competition left. The Champions League is a shrivelled relic of what it was, and now involves essentially just two countries, while the World Cup has long since become a bloated circus.

The Euros are all we have, and we won't have them for long.

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