Supporters who put their conflicting interests aside.
Although the international news of trouble here in France has been overwhelming it represents a mindless minority that both encourage it and engage in it. The rest of us? We're still having a great time and I've collated five examples that may well restore your faith in the fans of the beautiful game.
What's more, if England, Wales, or Northern Ireland win their group, the joy could resonate into feeling good being part of Europe. Lose of course, and that changes the mood. Nothing does this quite like football. You can guarantee that the English national team will have a say on how people vote come June 23, win, lose, or draw.
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