All Set For Euro 2004 Football
March 11, 2003 8:38 AM   Subscribe

All Set For Euro 2004: Wheeee! You just about have enough time to figure out how it's going to work. Here in Portugal it might as well be tomorrow, for all the excitement and nerves!
posted by MiguelCardoso (24 comments total)
So here's hoping we can start planning that Lisbon MetaFilter gathering...
posted by MiguelCardoso at 8:40 AM on March 11, 2003

Oh good. More football. Just what we need... ;o)
posted by jontyjago at 8:53 AM on March 11, 2003

I like how there are so many teams that aren't major world've got a San Marino team, Azerbaijan, Wales,'s pretty neat.

With that said, I think that's part of the reason football can't ever seem to take off in America. It's just not a unifying force....that, or we're too "sportsed-out".
posted by taumeson at 9:00 AM on March 11, 2003

Speaking of which, I wonder how many MetaFilterians know the capitals of all the European countries in the second link - Moldova's, for instance... [Answers here]
posted by MiguelCardoso at 9:09 AM on March 11, 2003

Unless I miscalculated, there's a chance that Portugal could host Slovenia in the opening match in Porto. If that happens, let me just say that, Miguel, we want your heart, we want to eat your children.
posted by Ljubljana at 9:10 AM on March 11, 2003

Isn't someone supposed to dispute whether Miguel is actually portuguese?

Personally I can't wait for Euro2004... cos then it will be over sooner. Football... damned stupid game. Give me Rugby any day of the week... ;)
posted by twine42 at 9:12 AM on March 11, 2003

Well, thanks for ruining the capital of Slovenia question, Ljubljana - next time be kind enough to hide your handle, will you? [Don't worry, we shall be gentle.]
posted by MiguelCardoso at 9:14 AM on March 11, 2003

At least there's nowhere for Portugal to go but up.
posted by Kafkaesque at 9:39 AM on March 11, 2003

I know the capital of Moldova, but only because I read this book.
posted by Vidiot at 10:32 AM on March 11, 2003

I'd have more interest in Euro 2004 if I thought England were going to be there..

Ah, what am I saying? I'll probably watch every single match that I can, like I do every time. :-)
posted by salmacis at 11:09 AM on March 11, 2003

I'm making reservations now for the Cardoso Bed & Breakfast - I hear it's nice & they provide smoking jackets!
posted by madamjujujive at 12:40 PM on March 11, 2003

Well, I intend to be there if England qualify. Never been to Portugal. I hope they speak English or I'm gonna have to do a lot of shouting and pointing (on top of the drinking and fighting of course). ;-)
posted by squealy at 2:51 PM on March 11, 2003

But salmacis - why didn't England host the thing? That way they'd have qualified for free! You'd be surprised how reassuring it is to know one's team is in already. And, not only that, playing within walking distance. ;)

*ducks, taking madamjuju's reservation and denouncing squealy to the immigration authorities as a certain troublemaker*
posted by MiguelCardoso at 3:41 PM on March 11, 2003

Well, we'd have loved to host it. Strangely, UEFA felt that someone else ought to have a go after we had it in 96...

You'll enjoy it. We had a blast 7 years ago.
posted by salmacis at 5:27 PM on March 11, 2003

Sarge: you're allies; you don't count. Some of the barmy yarmy are still hangin' around from the last time, keeping the spirit of Caledonia alive.

I just wish the English bastards were as well behaved. Perhaps you could have a word with them? They'd listen to you. ;)
posted by MiguelCardoso at 7:16 PM on March 11, 2003

well dont worry migs because they wont be going.
The uefa cup final in seville is also of great interest here at the mo...(crosses fingers)
posted by sgt.serenity at 9:45 PM on March 11, 2003

Football is nothing but heartache and pain.
posted by Summer at 3:00 AM on March 12, 2003

Oh, you support West Bromwich Albion as well, do you, Summer?
posted by salmacis at 3:22 AM on March 12, 2003

I like soccer, but one argument in favor of American football is that I'd rather look at this than this.
posted by Vidiot at 9:41 AM on March 12, 2003

Sarge, I hope your an Anfield man and not, as I'm thinking, a Celtic supporter. 'Cause Owen is going net tomorrow in a big way. yah!
posted by billsaysthis at 2:12 PM on March 12, 2003

One argument in favour of soccer is that I'd rather look at this than this.
posted by Summer at 4:28 AM on March 13, 2003

Combining a trip to euro 2004 with the marriage ceremony to Missjuju is a good idea methinks, we're right around the corner from that cathedral she likes.
Celtic supporter bill mate!
posted by sgt.serenity at 5:12 AM on March 16, 2003

if your'e still reading this thread migs....
it looks like celtic could be drawn against either
boavista or porto in the uefa cup !
posted by sgt.serenity at 4:21 PM on March 20, 2003

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