Euro 2020

Euros have been top-notch TV ... and should only get better

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Former England player and now manager Gareth Southgate (AFP)
Former England player and now manager Gareth Southgate (AFP)
JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP

The go-ahead for stadium crowds, either partial or surprisingly nearer capacity in some instances around the applicable continent, has boosted the television experience of Euro 2020 enormously so far.

Players, on the whole, have looked energised by that very development (remember, a tournament like this comes soon after the annual league-and-cups slog on the club front, when footballers’ legs might otherwise be weary), making for some attractive group tussles so far - or certainly most of the ones I’ve watched.

That’s got to be a sign of even more compelling things to come, because early matches at major jamborees like this one can traditionally be notoriously cagey; I haven’t picked up that sense too much here.

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