Europe divided, or Europe united? German and British press coverage of the 2008 European Championship

Sanna Inthorn

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This article explores the dialogue of national and pan‐European identities in German and British press coverage of EURO 2008. Its findings suggest that in media coverage of international football tournaments we may find traces of a common European identity. However, the concept of Europe that emerges is one of unity in diversity. Rather than an image of pan‐European harmony, it is the concept of the nation which dominates press discourse.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)790-802
Number of pages13
JournalSoccer & Society
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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