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Two-footed tackle: Weekend review and the group of death

David Hirshey and Roger Bennett review the weekend's openers and eye Monday's matches. Diary

Updated: June 9, 2008, 3:05 PM ET
By David Hirshey and Roger Bennett | Special to Page 2

Considering what a rough weekend it was for Switzerland -- the Swiss lost their opening game to the Czech Republic, and Roger Federer was given the tennis equivalent of an atomic wedgie by Rafael Nadal -- the country still put on quite the spectacle in Euro 2008's opening ceremony. Who doesn't appreciate cows on stilts, grown men in lederhosen honking Alpine horns and Miss Switzerland in a tight, red dress, swelling with national pride?

Yet none of that was as entertaining as the ...

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