Supporters of both Portugal and the Czech Republic gathered in central Warsaw on Thursday, before heading to the National Stadium for the Euro 2012 quarter-final on Thursday.
Warsaw readied itself for the first Euro 2012 quarter-final on Thursday.
Thousands of Portugal and Czech Republic supporters gathered in the Polish capital ahead of their last eight clash at the National Stadium.
Some have driven across the border from the neighbouring Czech Republic, others have arrived by plane, but Georges from Lisbon decided to ride his bicycle 3,700 kilometres.
SOUNDBITE: (English) Georges, from Lisbon
"I make Tour de France. I make Tour de Spain, Germany, three countries alone and then I win."
At least after all his cycling, Georges could enjoy some Portuguese snacks and a little wine.
The Czech fans are more subdued, but Martin from Prague remains confident despite being labelled as the underdogs.
SOUNDBITE: (English) Martin, from Prague
"I think we win 1-0, and Baros will score. First time, but the most important goal."
It seems doubtful that Martin will be cheering on Tomas Rosicky against the Portuguese as the midfielder is suffering with an achilles tendon injury.
Portugal have no injury worries and Cristiano Ronaldo was in fine form against the Dutch in their final Group B match.
But these Czech supporters know that the knockout stages of any tournament can throw up the odd surprise.
Cities & Stadiums
The Top 3 Teams of Previous Tournaments
|2008||Spain||Germany||Russia / Turkey|
|2004||Greece||Portugal||Netherlands / Czech Republic|
|2000||France||Italy||Netherlands / Portugal|
|1996||Germany||Czech Republic||France / England|
|1992||Denmark||Germany||Netherlands / Sweden|
|1988||Netherlands||Soviet Union||Italy / West Germany|
|1984||France||Spain||Denmark / Portugal|
|1972||West Germany||Soviet Union||Belgium|