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UEFA Euro 1980

The 1980 UEFA European Football Championship final tournament was held in Italy. This was the sixth European Football Championship, held every four years and endorsed by UEFA, it was the first edition to feature eight teams, taking place between 11 and 22 June 1980. West Germany won the final 2–1 for their second title; this was the last European Championship with a third place play-off. This was the first European Championship in which eight teams, rather than four, contested the final tournament. On 17 October 1977 UEFA announced that England, Italy, Netherlands and West Germany had expressed interest in hosting this event. On 19 October UEFA's Organizing Committee decided to assign the hosting to England or Italy, on 12 November the Organizing Committee and the Executive Committee announced that Italy had been chosen unanimously. Seven countries had to qualify for the final tournament, the draw for the qualifying round took place in Rome on 30 November 1977. For the first time, the hosts, in this case Italy, qualified automatically for the finals.

Because of the expanded format, the final tournament went through some changes as well. Two groups of four teams each were created; the winners of the groups would go straight to the final, while the runners-up disputed the third place play-off. The tournament failed to draw much enthusiasm from spectators and TV viewers. Attendance was poor except for matches involving the Italian team; the defensive style of play of many teams led to a succession of dull matches. Hooliganism a rising problem in the 1970s, made headlines again at the first-round match between England and Belgium where riot police had to use tear gas, causing the match to be held up for five minutes in the first half; the only bright spots were the emergence of a new generation of talented German stars such as Bernd Schuster, Hans-Peter Briegel, Horst Hrubesch, Hansi Müller and Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, the inspirational performance of Belgium who reached the final, only losing to West Germany by a Hrubesch goal two minutes before time.

Each national team had to submit a squad of 22 players. The teams finishing in the top position in each of the two groups progress to the finals, while the second placed teams advanced to the third place play-off, bottom two teams were eliminated from the tournament. All times are local, CEST. If two or more teams finished level on points after completion of the group matches, the following tie-breakers were used to determine the final ranking: Greater number of points in all group matches Goal difference in all group matches Greater number of goals scored in all group matches Drawing of lots In the final, extra time and a penalty shoot-out were used to decide the winner if necessary. However, the third place play-off would go straight to a penalty shoot-out if the scores were level after 90 minutes. All times are local, CEST. There were 27 goals scored for an average of 1.93 goals per match. 3 goals 2 goals 1 goal UEFA Team of the Tournament UEFA Euro 1980 at UEFA.com

The Musical Vampire

The Musical Vampire is a 1992 Hong Kong film directed by Wilson Tong and starring Lam Ching-ying. It is a spin-off of the 1985 Hong Kong movie Mr. Vampire. Lam Ching-ying reprises his role as a Taoist priest. A crazy scientist reanimates a corpse with a chemical; the corpse can only be controlled by the sound of music. Taoist priest and his two assistants must stop it. Lam Ching-ying as Uncle Master Rachel Lee as Chu-Chu Dickson Lee as Ah Hoo Stanley Fung as Master Charlie Cho Cha-Lee as Captain Tsao Xiong Xin-Xin as Ah Keung Tai Bo as Little Three Wong Chi-Keung as vampire James M. Crockett as foreign scientist essoR onitnelaV The Musical Vampire on IMDb The Musical Vampire at the Hong Kong Movie DataBase The Musical Vampire at Hong Kong Cinemagic

Yaoi-Con

Yaoi-Con was an annual three-day anime convention, founded in 2001, aimed at fans of yaoi-related anime and other aspects of Asian culture. It took place during the Fall in California. Since the 2012 edition, its organizer and main sponsor is Digital Manga Publishing, it is known for its unique events that use volunteers known as "bishounen". The bishounen are male volunteers who represent the attractive characters shown in Yaoi manga, run many of the events; as with other anime conventions, Yaoi-Con had panels and workshops, a 24-hour video room, a manga library, swap meet, a Dealers' Room filled with merchandise, a cosplay Masquerade and an anime music video contest. In addition, Yaoi-Con held a fan fiction contest, Bishounen Bingo, its extraordinarily popular Saturday night fundraising Bishounen Auction. At bingo, the auction, the bishounen volunteers put on shows and strip to entertain the convention goers; each year Yaoi-Con sponsored at least one Japanese yaoi manga artist as guest of honor.

And, as yaoi publishing expands in the U. S. the companies who attend Yaoi-Con have become interested in bringing guests with them. Guests of honor participated in question and answer/autograph sessions as well as sketch sessions where they demonstrate to attendees how they produce their work; because of the adult nature of its theme, Yaoi-Con required all attendees to be at least 18 and checks the legal ID of all attendees upon registration. As of 2003, 85% of Yaoi-Con membership were female, heterosexual; as of 2018 there was no more updates after announced cancellation and as of 2020 their website stopped working. Official website "Yaoi-Con 2005: A Celebration of Female Fantasies," by K. Avila, Sequential Tart, Dec. 2005 "Yaoi Con No. 5," by C. N. Scott, Sequential Tart, Dec. 2005