"We continue to see the appeal of soccer in America growing, and particularly when comes in a time of the day that's unique and not up against U.S. sports prime time. This is a real nice product for us and our networks. We saw that with the World Cup and we see that in our regular broadcasts of the UEFA Champions League."
-- ESPN International executive vice president Russell Wolff
upon ABC/ESPN gaining rights to broadcast all 31 games of the 2008 European Championship. ABC will air two games and the rest will be shown on ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPN Classic. (Associated Press)