Europa League final

Red, Green and Royal Blue

May 18, 2011
By John Brewin, Dublin
(Archive)
Portuguese pride is in full bloom on the Emerald Isle, though it will have to wait until Wednesday night to be at the forefront. Dublin has welcomed the footballing heroes of fellow port cities Oporto and Braga with open arms, though the Europa League's reputation as a backwater is perhaps furthered by the news that the continent's secondary competition is by no means top billing here.

History is being made, through the visit of the United Kingdom's Queen Elizabeth II, and those arriving ...

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