It’s the calm before possibly the most perfect of storms.
With hours to go before the tournament kicks off, all 16 teams have a chance to qualify and are full of optimism over their chances.
That of course may quickly change.
In a packed summer of sport, three weeks of Europe’s best national teams going head to head truly is a mouth-watering prospect.
Spain are aiming to make history, Germany believe they can beat them to the crown after defeats in 2008 and 2010.
Holland, France, Portugal and of course England would suggest they could come out on top on July 1, while the competitions so-called minnows will draw inspiration from Greece's 2004 triumph.
And while Scotland fans are forced to play the role of frustrated spectators once again, keeping tabs on World Cup 2014 rivals Croatia should prove interesting viewing.
Discussions surrounding hooliganism and racism continue to plague organisers, with Holland ace Mark van Bommel demanding action from UEFA over monkey chants directed at his team-mates in Krakow.
Hopefully when the tournament gets underway in Warsaw tonight, it will be the action on the pitch that everyone wants to talk about.
Follow all the Euro 2012 action from Warsaw in the 5pm Group A match.
Monkey chants were heard at the Stadion Miejski as the team prepared for the Euro 2012 opener.
Neil Paterson discussed Denmark's chances of keeping up their impressive record at the European Championships.
Poland coach Franciszek Smuda has faith in his young team ahead of their opening match. (UEFA.com)
Preparations for the Italian campaign have not been as smooth, as Forza Italian Football's David Schiavone explains.
"Roy the Redeemer" was unveiled this week, a massive statue of the England manager aping the famous Christ sculpture in Brazil (DeadSPIN).
Zonal Marking examines Dick Advocaat’s bid to replicate Spain’s blueprint of bringing a solid club connection to international level.
On the eve of the tournament, Digital-Football.com takes a look at how the tournament international teams are represented on social media.
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