‘Faxe’ Jensen’s ball, Suker’s chip, Trezeguet’s golden goal, Panenka’s penalties, Elkjær’s ripped shorts … the list goes on and on when it comes to legendary European Championship moments.
Being half Danish obviously makes Euro 92 stand out to me … I was only 13 at the time.
When your country’s greatest sporting achievement also happens to be one of football’s greatest underdog stories, it’s actually something very special. Just ask a Greek about Euro 2004.
But probably goes down memory lane. It’s at Euro 2020!
A first to Copenhagen
There is some buzz about a participating country when a major tournament like the euro rolls around.
And in Copenhagen, the level could reach fever level this summer.
This will be the Danish capital’s first taste of hosting a major championship game.
It is true that COVID-19 has put a serious damper on the whole thing, as fans from all over Europe are not able to travel between cities and countries as they normally would.
But the fact is that this edition will offer something that no other Euro has ever done before … and may never do again.
Instead of a single or a few countries sharing hosting tasks, as is traditionally the case, this year the tournament will be spread across 11 cities in Europe to celebrate the tournament’s 60th birthday.
Copenhagen was chosen among many cities that applied to be among the hosts.
The Danish capital will host three group games – all involving Denmark – and a final 16 match.
So for those of you who have never experienced a major football tournament up close, get ready for a great trip.
Suddenly, the city is transformed into a melting pot of language, atmosphere and intercultural joy as fans stream in from near and far.
The guide in your hands right now is a great place to start with it all.
From bar settings and local connections to historical perspectives and your very own wallchart, it gives readers insight into what’s starting June 11th.
Euro 2020 is in your city! So get out there and breathe in.
And you might want to check out the iconic Danish football tune from Mexico 86: ‘Re-Sepp-Ten’. You’re hearing it. A lot.
Source: The Nordic Page