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5 Matches Not to Miss at the European Championship

GENEVA (AP) Every fourth summer, football lovers tune in to what many see as the tournament for the purists on the global calendar.

The European Championship is often more fun than the World Cup, where the first-round group stage has more mismatches and can be too cautiously played.

The UEFA-organized tournament enjoys a reputation for hitting higher standards from first kick-off with no weak spots in the lineup.