Lunchtime Euros: Peter Geoghegan and John Lanchester on the Last 16

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Throughout Euro 2020, we’ll be hosting short online conversations about one of the day’s (or the previous day’s, or the next day’s) matches, at 1pm: a bit of history, geopolitics, literature, but mostly just football.

The controversial expansion of the European Championships from 16 teams to 24 means just eight countries will have been knocked out, and very little will have been resolved, by the time we get to the last 16. But that won’t stop Peter Geoghegan, who has just been nominated for Private Eye’s Paul Foot Award for investigative journalism, and John Lanchester, who has been writing about football for the LRB since Italia ’90, assessing whether these transnational, post- (or should that be mid-) pandemic Euros are living up to long-deferred expectations.

More events in this series:

Monday 14 June at 1 p.m.: Sunder Katwala and Jude Wanga on England v. Croatia

Wednesday 16 June at 1 p.m.: Misha Glenny and Peter Pomerantsev on Ukraine v. North Macedonia

Friday 18 June at 1 p.m.: Val McDermid and Helen Thompson on England v. Scotland

Tuesday 22 June at 1 p.m.: Sukhdev Sandhu and George Szirtes on Germany v. Hungary

Plus! A conversation about the later stages still to be announced!


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