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Friday, June 8, 2012

Oranjekoorts (Orange fever) at home, but in Poland, Dutch National Team is target of racial abuse in Krakow during team training session for Euro 2012. Info on incident, rumors of cause, and what UEFA is doing as tourney opens Friday; UEFA to players: Just DON'T step off the field!; #Euro2012

CNN video: Dutch National Team is target of racial abuse in Krakow, Poland during team practice for Euro 2012. Pedro Pinto reports from Warsaw on incident, rumors of cause and what UEFA is doing. Tourney starts today as Poland hosts Greece in Warsaw. June 7, 2012.


SNTV video: Refs can 'stop games over racism', says UEFA President Platini


Today's games on ESPN:  

11:30 a.m. Eastern - Greece vs. Poland 

2 p.m. Eastern - Russia vs. Czech Republic

The Netherlands plays Denmark on Saturday, an ESPN match airing at 11:45 a.m. and then plays Germany on Wednesday.
Some of you more regular readers of the blog might recall that my pre-2010 World Cup prediction was that the Orange would win in South Africa, but instead, they lost in a very ugly and depressing way in the title match to Spain, a style that really upset a lot of Dutch football fans at home and around the world.



One Nation Thinking Only of Orange! (LOL!)
Oranje vlaggetjes zijn levensgevaarlijk voor verkeer

Algemeen Dagblad's Euro 2012 homepage: 

England's first match under new manager Roy Hodgson is against France on Monday; more on that match over the weekend.

All hail 'Roy the Redeemer'!

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North Miami Beach Senior High School, the Home of the Chargers
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