Good Day all. The European Championships roll on today with the first of the tournament’s high-profile matches as Group C, the Group of Death, kicks off. France take on Romania (11:50am, ESPN2) and defending World Champion Italy faces the Netherlands (2:30pm, ESPN2).
The Italy-Netherlands match is the marquee match-up, but France must avoid a potential upset loss to an underrated Romania squad that I can definitely see making noise in this loaded group. Can the French attack, led by Henry, Ribery and Benzema, show more than they have shown in recent friendlies? Can Romania pull the upset and move into position to advance to the quarters?
Since many of you are at work and won’t be able to watch these matches I will try to do at least one match commentary a day. Today I will be doing a running commentary on the Italy-Netherlands match so be sure to check in for that at 2:30 p.m., whether you’re watching the match or at work wishing you could watch.
Feel free to share all your pre-game and in-game thoughts on today’s Group C action in the comments section below.
Enjoy the action.