With all the ballyhoo surrounding the World Cup 2010 draw finally dying down, it's probably the right time to be sparing a few moments ahead of the next European Championships.
February 7 2010 sees the draw for the qualifying rounds of Euro 2012 taking place, so to whet our appetites here's a glimpse of the official logo for the tournament which was launched today.
As you can see, it's based on a flower which has a football for a bloom and two leaves, one red and white (the colours of the Poland flag) and the other blue and yellow (the colours of the Ukrainian flag).
All of which is really rather nice, we think, and gives a generous nod in the direction of another European Championship logo that we remember from our childhood. What goes around, comes around as they say...
For more information about the logo launch and to see a video showing all the influences on the logo's design, visit the UEFA Euro 2012 website.