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Sportsworld previews European football's flagship event.
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2008 15:06 GMT

Sportsworld previews European football's
flagship event [AFP]
Sportsworld previews European football's flagship event – Euro 2008, which sees 16 of the top nations in Europe competing in two countries for one of the biggest international prizes in football.

Andy Richardson reports from Switzerland, home of two of the most powerful organisations in football – Fifa and Uefa, the World and European governing bodies. For the next two weeks Switzerland will also play host to some of the most talented players on the planet.

Carrie Brown is in Austria, which not only hosts the tournament final on June 29 2008, it also boasts a group stage featuring a mix of established favourites, such as Germany, Spain, and defending champions Greece, as well as teams capable of causing an upset.

Klasnic's Kidneys

Euro 2008 is sure to throw up tales of success and heroism, but none that will surely match the story of Croatia striker Ivan Klasnic.

The Bundesliga star has made a remarkable comeback after suffering a life threatening kidney failure.

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