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The memories remain...
July 01, 2012
First Published: 23:58 IST(1/7/2012)
Last Updated: 02:32 IST(2/7/2012)
Performers push a giant soccer ball with the Euro 2012 logo before the quarter-final soccer match between Spain and France. Reuters/Yves Herman

Amid fears of racism and prostitution-related controversies, Euro 2012 kicked off with an encounter between co-hosts Poland and 2004 champions Greece at the National Stadium in the Polish capital of Warsaw. It’s been 20-odd days since that night, and the tournament has seen its fair share of unpleasant moments off the field, most notably the “march” prior to the Poland-Russia clash. But in the end, it was all about the beautiful game on the pitch, about Tiki-Taka’s third coming, and an unusually attacking Azzurri...

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