the pride of a small nation

Euro 2016 - low-1

From my collection 2016. “Sporting achievements bestow a sense of unification on the cultures and societies in which they take place and create an outpouring of nationalism and pride.” Richard Attias

Portugal won yesterday the European Football 2016 Championship. God many times write right things in twisted lines. Against all odds they own and they deserved it because they were the most resilient team on the field. For many years they have been so many times closed to make it and the beautiful game has not always been in their favour, as it was not in 2004 for the matter of fact. This time they decided to leave the beautiful game aside and play pragmatically. It paid off and that is what the news and statistics will always remember.

//jb.11july2016