Turning football hysteria into teaching resources: Euro 2020 (2021)

To be honest, I’m not really feeling the ‘hysteria’ this time around! Perhaps the current circumstances meant that the approach of Euro 2020 (or rather, 2021 having been delayed for a year!) has gone under the radar, or maybe that I lost interest after the calamity of Tottenham Hotspur’s season!

But anyway… My World Cup 2018 resources were so popular (see below for links), that I thought I was try updating the spreadsheet I created for that tournament for Euro 2020.

My first attempt hit a bit of a snag when trying to figure out a good way of getting the spreadsheet to calculate the best third-place teams! So, for now, here’s all the data for just the group stages. I’ll make a deal… if England win the Euro’s, I’ll slave away to make this happen!!

For ideas of how to use the spreadsheet and different ideas for learning activities, then check out the two World Cup posts from 2018 – they are easily applied here!

Euro 2020 is being held in multiple countries rather than hosted by just one or two. This BBC article explores the potential environmental cost especially since we are in the year of COP26, many experts believe this may be the ’11th hour’ for governments to act to prevent dangerous climate change. Thanks to Phill Monk for making me aware of this article.

Global sport can be a force for good, and a way of building community. But how to do this in a truly sustainable way and not at any environmental cost is a tricky issue.

So…um… go England! (Here we go again… Yay!?) 😅


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