So The Euro 2012 Final Pre-Game Was Trippy

European soccer is well known for many traditions, and one of the best-loved ones is the creative use of placards and other things to create tifos. The Euro 2012 final pre-game ceremony took that to the next level, trading tifos for dancers on the field. And it was trippy.

In case you forgot what a soccer player looked like, they formed one.

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And they formed a heart, because soccer =

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Then they formed a player scoring a goal, which is really mind-blowing to see.

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And, finally, they showed everyone in attendance and the millions and millions watching worldwide what is at stake today: a trophy made of actual human beings.

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This demonstration probably looked a little strange in person -- I can't imagine totally understanding what was going on during this stretch without seeing the overhead view -- but the effect on TV was just fantastic.

We have live coverage of the match in our Spain vs. Italy, Euro 2012 StoryStream. For more on Euro 2012 and the entire world of football, follow @SBNationSoccer on Twitter.

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