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A short story about my visit to Marseilles to watch the 2016 euro football tournament
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Today was the day. On 10 June 2016, we headed to Marseille to watch England vs Russia in the 2016 Euros. We arrived the day before the game to explore this beautiful city by the sea. Drinks and dinner on the harbour, exploring the magnificent sights and soaking up the incredible pre-match buzz.

The game itself was simply something else. Younger ‘me’ wouldn’t believe we made it to the Euros. Our team. The atmosphere in the stadium was electric and we were all grinning from ear to ear. We felt like the smuggest fans in the stadium. Linking arms with strangers and feeling the stickiness of the beer cling to your shirt as we scored. You just couldn’t beat this feeling.

The vibrations of the drums sent waves through the stadium as all the England fans came together to sing the national anthem. This was enough to make the hairs on my arms stand up. This was, without a doubt, a huge green tick on the bucket list. Even better? I got to experience this with some of my closest childhood

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