Patrick Barclay's Euro 2012 video diary: The tournament begins

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Welcome to Patrick Barclay's Euro 2012 video diary.

Our award winning correspondent will be reporting throughout the European Championships on all the major talking points and key matches at the tournament in Poland and Ukraine.

In today's first installment, Patrick looks ahead to this afternoon's opening match, between Poland and Greece. He takes in the view of journalists from both countries and discusses the pressure on the co-hosts.

Patrick's next video diary will appear here on Monday, as he previews England's match against France and looks back at Ireland's opener against Croatia.