UEFA Euro 2008 sees the top international football teams from around Europe come together to battle it out to be crowned champions, and I, for one, am pretty excited about it.
I've always been the kind of guy who puts up wallcharts of these big soccer tournaments in my room in order to track the matches, filling in all the results and entering the group positions during the event. Nowadays of course, people prefer to use computers to keep tabs on sporting events, and AceFixtures for EURO 2008 Online Schedule lets you do just this - using Excel.
Although it does come with its own installer, AceFixtures for EURO 2008 Online Schedule is essentially just an Excel spreadsheet file, in which you can enter the scores for each match in the tournament. As you enter the data, the program calculates the changes in the league rankings and calculates the fixtures for the knockout stages. It functions accurately, although it doesn't pop up an error message if you type a bad string (i.e. a letter instead of a number).
The creator of AceFixtures for EURO 2008 Schedule has made some effort to make it look presentable, including a background with the official logo, plus links to various Euro 2008-related sites. However, it's far from being the most graphically-rich tournament tracker I've ever seen.
If your team's involved in this year's European Championships, this app provides a novel way of tracking the schedule from your office suite.