Amazing sky view from
1-1! Wow, this is a good-ass game!
Which are your biggest epic fails and biggest epic memories as a football fan?
My biggest epic fail had happened during Euro 2004. I was watching Holland vs Czech Republic match with friends at their home and i supported the Czech team with all my heart (because of reasons ;) ). It was amazing and very nervous game. 20 minutes before the end of the game Holland was overcoming Czech 2:1 and i was sure that nothing more can happen, i was upset and went home savoring the bitter taste of defeat… My trip home took 20 minutes and when i switched on TV, the game was near to its end, the last 3 additional minutes… and 2:3
Shit, I’ve missed two amazing goals just because i decided that there is no more hope and Holland will win anyway… Epic fail
And what about my epic memory?
November, 21st, 2007. Wembley, London. Qualifying match of Euro 2008 England vs Croatia.
Excerpt from Russian mass-media:
“This game has already entered the history of Russian football.
The Croats showed the true spirit of sportsmanship in this man pulled out a victory against the founders of football at Wembley, giving the Russians a real celebration and opening the way for us to the final of Euro 2008.
Grateful fans during few days carried to the Embassy of Croatia in Moscow vodka, caviar and souvenirs. Croatian football internet forums were flooded by the Russian fans, who swears to Croats in eternal friendship.
The newspaper “Soviet Sport” came out in the morning with a huge “Thank you for Croatia” in the Croatian language.
Personally, I was struck by the mood of Croatian fans. It would seem, that the British leveled at Wembley. 2-2. God forbid a draw to keep. But they began to chant “We want Victory!” They really deserve it!”
Oh yesss, that was a really magical night, i’ve registered on Croatian football forum too, “Thank you brothers, we love you!” and there was such a big on-line celebration! And i’ve been there for a half of night and it was great soulful Croatian-Russian union, my biggest fan memory! :DDD
I like German team and i like Dutch team, what to do? Whom to support? Okay, i’ll support both of them :DD
- Germany vs Holland
This is gonna be tight but I guess Germany will get away with this 2-1.
- Denmark vs Portugal
Portugal will be inspired, not sure how by they will, and walk away with a resounding 2-0 victory.
Can’t wait! :D
My son predicts Germany vs Holland 2:1
and Denmark vs Portugal 0:2… 3 from his 5 predictions were right, will see how will be today :D
I didn’t predict any end of game correctly so here is another effort LOL
Denmark vs Portugalia 0:3
Germany vs Holland 1:2
We Are Just ready for the game!
Not want you wanna see at the football. But with the way things are going.. maybe it is!
Дорогие российские футбольные фанаты, те, кто принимал сегодня участие в марше по Варшаве в честь Дня Независимости России. Вполне вероятно, что ваши мысли были чисты и опозорить Россию и ВСЕХ русских, не только фанатов, в глазах Европы в ваши планы не входило. Но тем не менее именно это и произошло. И не могло не произойти. Надо же хоть немного реально смотреть на вещи и реально оценивать масштабы своих действий. Потусоваться и подраться с другими фанами или с полицией - это я вполне понимаю, нормальное развлечение, когда простые граждане не страдают. Но масштабы конкретно этой провокации меня шокируют. Меру же надо знать! Какой стыд… Надеюсь вы не сможете спокойно спать, зная, что сотворили с репутацией своей страны и своего народа своими бездумными действиями.
Clashes have broken out between rival Russian and Polish football fans in the Polish capital Warsaw ahead of a Euro 2012 tie between the two teams.
Thousands of Russian fans staged a march to mark their national day and some missiles were thrown.
About 6,000 police are on duty to keep the rival fans apart, the BBC’s Dan Roan reports from Warsaw.
Tensions are running high, given the centuries of rivalry between the two countries.
Some Polish fans on a bridge on the march route had tried to attack the Russian fans and had been involved in scuffles, the BBC’s Alex Capstick reports.
It has been relatively easy for police to contain clashes while the Russians fans were heading down a planned route - but it may more difficult when they spread across town later, our correspondent adds.
Russia occupied Poland for more than a century and dominated it during the Cold War, after World War II.
The conservative Polish opposition condemned the march as a provocation, but it was approved by the authorities.Continue reading the main story
More than just sporting rivals
- Late 1770s - Poland is partitioned, Russia begins over 130 years of occupation
- 19th Century - Russia crushes Polish uprisings
- Conflict with Russia continues after 1917 Bolshevik Revolution
- 1939 - USSR and Nazi Germany secretly agree on new partition of Poland
- 1940 - Soviet police kill some 22,000 Polish officers and other elite prisoners at Katyn
- USSR turns Poland into a communist satellite state after World War II
- 1980s - Solidarity union in Poland plays a key role in defeating communism
- 2010 - Polish President Lech Kaczynski and 95 others die in Polish plane crash near Katyn, in Russia; Moscow’s sympathy leads to warmer relations
The Russian national holiday marks Russia’s declaration of sovereignty in 1990 - a key episode in the demise of the Soviet Union.
Polish media highlighted fears that some Russian fans may sport Soviet flags and symbols - a highly sensitive issue for the many Poles who deplored communist rule.
“March or street war?” said a headline in the conservative Polish daily Rzeczpospolita. It quoted Wojciech Wisniewski, a member of the Polish Union of Football Fans, as saying “somebody really wants to make Polish football fans attack the Russians”.
European football’s governing body Uefa has opened disciplinary proceedings against Russia after a series of incidents involving the country’s fans at Euro 2012.
Russian fans were caught on camera kicking and punching stewards inside the stadium at Wroclaw, in western Poland, after their team beat the Czech Republic 4-1 on Friday. Four stewards needed hospital treatment.
Anti-racist monitors at the match said a section of the crowd racially abused the Czech Republic’s only black player, Theodor Gebre Selassie.
In a statement on Monday, Russian football association said: “We urge all football fans now in Poland to remember that they represent Russia. Please respect yourselves, your country and your team.”
Such a shame