you in the USA probably don't follow the Soccer championships but in Portugal the European Championship has being organized and played during the June-July period.
It was a great achievement for our tiny country to organize such an event, but the best is that our national team is in the final.
As a kind of reward, the UEFA, already classified it as the best organized European Cup tournament ever.
After starting with a defeat against the Greek, we won all the subsequent games against Russia, Spain, England in the quarter finals, and yesterday Netherland in the Semi-finals.
We are in the final match.
Yesterday night was a crazy night in the entire country. Everyone went out to the streets wearing the national soccer team shirts, waving national flags, chanting and dancing all around until the sun rise.
I can't expect what will happen next Sunday if we win the European Cup.
It surelly will be an explosion of joy bigger that it was after the nerve racking game with our neighbours, the Spanish, or the emotional game agains't the English.
Sorry guys, but I had to share this with everyone.
See some links below about it:http://www.nytimes.com/2004/07/01/sports/soccer/01soccer.htmlhttp://www.eurosport.com/home/pages/V4/L0/S22/E6106/sport_Lng0_Spo22_Evt6106_Sto608372.shtmlhttp://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=sportsNews&storyID=5558362http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/euro_2004/3855597.stmhttp://www.iht.com/articles/527456.html