Euro (football tournament) is for a while replacing the euro (single
currency). People at the Council’s cafeteria followed passionately
the semifinal between Italy and Germany, and now fans expect to see
who will win the cup, Balotelli or Torres. But is it a blessing to
win the Euro?
is the relationship between
football and the sovereign
so obvious at
first glance. Although,
you look closer...Remembe: in
Greece wins the
Greece is plunged into a dramatic sovereign debt crisis: an unprecedented
2008, Spain is victorious.
same torments as Greece.
In 2012, who’s next? Will Spain reiterate its success, and then
maybe double its deficit,
or will Italy follow the economic curse of Paul the octopus? Of
course football is
absolute paradigm. On
it boosts consumption,
and it distracts people,
which is always a good thing.
Nevertheless it is a good indicator of the general situation of a
society. The fact that Mediterranean countries are at their best
reminds that football, although it isn’t enough to heal economy,
consoles a population in times of trouble. Therefore it may be a good
thing for Germany that she won’t win the Euro. Nowadays, to win at
football could be a bad sign for the future...Let's debate on it!