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Friday, June 29, 2012

Italy - European Cup Football 2012

I am not really a football fan but one cannot help but be swept along in the enthusiasm surrounding the European Cup Football here in Italy, when first last Sunday the Italians beat England! Yes I was supporting Italy and not England.

Last night was the Semi Final Italy v Germany and to my delight Italy won 2-1 and the German goal was only achieved at the last minute on penalties.

Sitting outside on a balmy evening watching the football surrounded by excited Italians was actually rather fun.  What will it be like on Sunday evening when Italy take on Spain in the final?


Marta - European Cup Football 2012






31 comments:

  1. Me too I am not into football, basketball or any kind of sports except bowling but I do like to watch who is going to win and wish that nobody get hurt. Sometimes fans get carried away and they get rude to each other which starts a fight. Great post here thanks for sharing. Happy weekend!

    Kim,USA

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  2. Oh Lindy, I'll keep my fingers crossed and...FORZA AZZURRI!!!!
    Have a nice day

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  3. Dear Lindy, thank you very much for supporting ITALY. The match was fantastic, especially seen from where I stood most of the time: 5 cm away from the screen. I so wish I could have been there, to share a few mad moments. My living rooms was like a volcano ready to erupt, last night! I LOVE FOOTBALL and I love my country! Yes, we are a nations of eccentric, crazy, beautiful people!And... our fans are not hooligans: they may be loud, but not violent! I think this is just fantastic!

    I'll be watching tomorrow. FORZA ITALIA, FORZA AZZURRI! WE ARE JUST TOO GOOD!

    CIAO!

    ANNA
    xxx

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    1. Anna do try to keep calm, we all love you too much for you to erupt like a volcano♥

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  4. This Eurocup is hard for us. My family is Spanish and my sister lives and married an Italian. I think this is going to divide our family for sure!

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  5. Not a fan of football myself, but still sending Good Luck to Italy.

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    1. Good for you, Rosemary! Tomorrow is V.E Day!

      I hope we win... I promise not to erupt if we do... if we don't... I'll forget all about it within a few days! I love Spain and Spanish people and I DID buy Spanish garlic, the other day!

      CIao to you and Lindy!

      ANNA
      xx

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  6. It is exciting indeed!
    I watched it on television last weekend, and they played an amazing game.
    Have a wonderful weekend Linda!
    xo.

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  7. It does sound very exciting to be a participant in this exciting event!

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  8. Fantastic header photo, Linda! I have been following the football and Italy were on fire last night. Let's hope they can win in the Final. I shall be supporting them!

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  9. I just cannot get any enthusiasm for football, one of the few sports that do not interest me!! Diane

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  10. It is exciting for your team. Congrats to Italy. Have a lovely weekend!

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  11. What a fun experience, Linda. :-) After growing up with all brothers I couldn't get away from sport, so when I was on my own I NEVER watched it. :-) Now I'm in Australia where my loved ones are absolutely mad about "footie" as they call it. Although I doubt I'll ever be a rabid fan, I do have fun watching with them, highly amused at their exultations and crushing disappointments. :-)

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  12. sounds fun!! my family is sports crazed so I end up getting caught in the passions too, just because it rubs off!

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  13. I bet the whole country is celebrating it ally's victory. Who will they play in the finals?

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  14. Watched with my son and on previous form we were expecting a German win. However on the night Italy were by far the best team and deserved the win.

    Now the final. Good luck ...

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  15. I am not a sport person but think it is good for people to support their county in sporting events

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  16. Hi Linda,

    I won't be watching the final as it's on so late here in Malaysia. I think it will be extremely close, maybe even penalties!
    Duncan In Kuantan

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  17. I have not interest in football but I wish you and your team well. x

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  18. nice posting.. thanks for sharing.

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  19. Thank you for sharing this posting. I really like your photos. It must be nice to live in Italy. I am an American expat who lives in Germany. I just started a new blog. Feel free to visit it if you would like to.

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  20. Wow, hope your Sunday was exciting. I don't follow sports at all, so no idea who triumphed....but we were in Oregon a couple of years ago when the UO Oregon Ducks were working on the college football (US football of course) championship and I agree it is just exciting to share in the fever pitch.

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  21. I'm not a big soccer fan, but I know Italy wasn't very successful this year. In Toronto, social life is quite lively at this time.

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  22. I could almost sense a collective feeling of deep depression this past Sunday when Spain kicked butt at 4-0! Povera Italia...but atleast there's Ferragosto to look forward to!

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  23. I love, absolutely love, football! I saw every single Euro match and though England are my team, Italia are my 2nd favourite and once I got over the hurt of England losing, then it was all Forza Italia for me!

    Remember, this is a woman who named one of her new kittens, Mario, after Mario Balotelli!!!!!

    It was heartbreaking that Italia lost to Spain on Sunday, and I feel for all my Italian friends and send that wonderful country my sympathy.

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  24. I used to love going to the football games in England and support Crystal Palace. American football just doesn't have the same excitement and seems so staged.
    Ann

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  25. Sorry, but Spain is superior.

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  26. good post about

    Italy - European Cup Football 2012

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  27. That would be a great thing for the team, goodluck to their future games.
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    Ashley | Soccer News

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