In Europe, baseball is not that popular and played by only a few (still, with only a few, Holland became world champion earlier this year !). In Europe, the "real" sport for men is Soccer !!! Today the European Championship starts, an event that takes place every 2 years, like the World Cup 2 years ago this is a big deal. Two years ago we reached the World Cup final, only to lose to Spain, one of the most disappointing moments in my life.....
Holand tends to play the best football but usually loses in the final or semi-final, just like the recent World Cups and European Cups................ this time should be different !!!
This year, we want revenge and will only be happy winning this cup. From today, streets in Holland will be full with orange flags, postersand whatever orange stuff people have, shops will be orange, people will dress in orange and streets are likely to be fairly empty when the team plays their matches. So today the tournament starts with the first match being, Poland against Greece. We (Holland) play tomorrow, against Denmark so then the tournament really starts.
In our history, we only won the cup once, in 1988, one of the legendary teams. These guys were the heroes, Marco van Basten, Frank Rijkaard and Ruud Gullit.