SINGAPORE: Some 200 fans in Singapore on Friday night caught the opening Euro 2012 match between Poland and Greece at a mass screening at Clarke Quay, organised by telco StarHub.
Joining the fans were the ambassadors of the co—host nations, Polish ambassador Waldemar Dubaniowski and Ukrainian ambassador Pavlo Sultansky.
Cultural performances from the two countries added to the atmosphere ahead of the kick—off.
The large group of Polish fans had much to celebrate as their team took an early lead.
But they had little to cheer for after the bright start when Greece pulled level and the Poles were unable to find the winning goal, much to the disappointment of Poland’s fans.
"To some extent I have mixed feelings. Of course this is the traditional result for the opening game, the draw, but in my opinion it was a completely different Polish team in the first half from the second half," Ambassador Dubaniowski said.
"I can’t say it was a disaster, but we didn’t give our best performance at the moment."
Greece is considered one of the weaker teams in Group A and the going will only get tougher for the Poles, as they will next go up against Russia, one of the strongest team on the group.