I haven't been following the Euro '08 tournament at all, but I did watch Turkey-Germany yesterday intrigued by the prospect of ethnic conflict. What a match! It's my sense that soccer isn't typically that thrilling, but it was certainly enough to sell me on watching Spain-Russia this afternoon. I have some Spanish ancestry (I think my father's father's father was born in Spain before emigrating to Cuba) but I'm a serious Russophile despite that country's unfortunate habit of putting dill in everything, so I'll be rooting for them.

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