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One of the truly joyous things about football that brings people from far and wide to see their favourite players, is the amount of dazzling skills on show. People pay good money to watch a football match so it’s only right that they be rewarded with some fantastic mastery.
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International teams from across Europe have battled for supremacy to become European Champions since 1960 when France hosted the inaugural championships won by the Soviet Union with Yashin, Ivanov & Bubukin out muscling their Yugoslav counterparts.
52 years and 13 finals later, Poland & Ukraine host the championships with Spain arriving as both current holders and current favourites to win the championship with Betfair’s Euro 2012 market. Whatever happens the tournament promises to be a hotly contested one with ageing world stars going head-to-head with more youthful, up-and-coming talent.
This DVD boxset (available from Amazon) takes you on a journey through time chronicling the drama, the passion and the untold stories behind each tournament.
Over the years football has created many iconic figures from George Best to Franz Beckenbauer and more recently Luis Figo to David Beckham. Many displayed their talents to the world during World Cup Finals and major European competitions, others weren’t so lucky. Some built their status using their football ability, skill and success while others achieved notoriety and iconic status thanks to their off-field activities and obvious good looks. Others meanwhile, used a mixture of both to become an ICON. One thing’s for sure though; icons are only ever created from supremely talented footballers.
Be it a movie, an album or a new player, long awaited debuts often turn out to be not as good as expected, leaving fans with a bittersweet taste in their mouths and a feeling of “It was good but not as good as I thought,” in their minds. At times though, debuts are stunning, breath-taking affairs that exceed the wildest expectations.
Old Trafford, 28th September 2004, Manchester United face Fenerbache in the Champions League, one name and one name only is on everybody’s lips before the game…….Wayne Rooney.