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Does anyone think this section is worth keeping in the article? Personally, I don't, but I promised User:Miguel.mateo that I'd start a discussion about the issue. Basically, my argument is that the main article should be kept for information relating specifically to the tournament, and that info about special coinage should be left for another article, if not deleted altogether. Opinions? – PeeJay 11:21, 9 August 2008 (UTC)
To be honest I think the whole "Miscellany" section is a "Trivia" section in disguise. Furhtermore there are way too many extremely short sections througout the article (e.g. the New Trophy section should in my opinion not be at the highest level). I would suggest working all these subheaders into a well-flowing way into the article. For example "Match ball" could go with "Venues" and/or the "New Cup" section in a section "Tournament organistion" as that all relates to the matches. The Mascotte, Slogan, Music and Coins could go in another section something like "Promotion" (and you could add some of the activities in the host cities, and other marketing to that as well). "Television failure" could be part of a new section on "Media coverage" which I think should become part of the article anyway. Arnoutf (talk) 11:33, 9 August 2008 (UTC)
Austrian Commemorative Coins in the Miscellany section
I just want to bring this topic for consensus. Austria, host of the games, issued two special commemorative coins celebrating this occasion. The coins are official and legal tender in Austria. The goverment minted enough coins seeking circulation. However, unfortunately or fortunately, the coins were kept in private hands since it is a rear issue; so they often do not circulate. I have placed a small paragraph in the "Miscellany" section, with the picture of the two coins. Something to note is that the names of the stadiums where the last eight games were played are also printed in the coins.
The question I bring is: is this information relevant enough to keep it in the article? Everything is verified and citations can be put if required (they are already wiki-linked), I just put the paragraph to the minimum possible, not to "hurt" the content of the article. I personally think it is very relevant, and I am sure a lot of people bought those two coins at face value (five euro) just to remember the games.
I think this is someone's joke or imagination. It didn't exist in Euro 2004. Either it should be added to Euro 2004, or removed here. Solar Apex (talk) 01:14, 30 January 2009 (UTC)
According to article 2.08 of UEFA's regulations for the 2008 UEFA European Football Championship (UEFA Euro 2008), both losing semi-finalist teams received 34 bronze medals each to be shared amongst themselves, and – as such – are deemed to have come in equal third place. – PeeJay 01:49, 30 January 2009 (UTC)
The article claims the ball was designed by Oliver Khan, Germany's former national team goalkeeper. It's safe to assume that he didn't design the ball (that's what Adidas are for), and this claim isn't cited. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 02:36, 30 March 2009 (UTC)