30 June 2012

Euro 2012 Football Championships in Ukraine draw to a close

Tomorrow will be the final game in the Euro 2012 Football Championships. Italy v Spain here in Kyiv.
I'm sure many people will agree that the whole tournament has been a great success. For many, the month of June has been like one big party. The centre of Kyiv city was converted into one big fan zone which was well attended for every match in the tournament including those played in Poland. Moreover, fans were happy that the price of beer was not too expensive at just UAH 25 per 500 mil.

Perhaps the biggest turnout of fans came from Sweden. They even had their own 'Swedish Corner' in the Kyiv fan zone. A sea of yellow shirts could be seen across Kyiv from the Swedish supporters.
England fans were not so many in numbers but they made up for it in the singing capacity. It was entertaining for local people to come and witness England supporters at first hand. I think the really interesting matches were between England v Sweden, England v Ukraine and England v Italy. (Well I would say that).

I'm sure that all first time visitors to Kyiv must be thinking that the city is a lively and interesting place.
Tonight (Saturday 30 June) we will see a major event in the fan zone with Sir Elton John and Queen performing live. I'm sure the closing ceremony and the final game on Sunday will see a massive turnout at the Kyiv Olympic stadium and on the streets of the city centre.

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