A Matter of Life and Death

'Some people believe football is a matter of life and death, I am very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more important than that,' the legendary Liverpool manager Bill Shankly had said. The words -- perhaps the most famous football quote -- would appear to be true.

Excitement Mounts As England Prepare To Take On Russia In The Euros. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)

Excitement Mounts As England Prepare To Take On Russia In The Euros. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images) (Getty)

Football fans wave a French national flag in the Eiffel Tower fan zone as the French capital prepares to host the 2016 UEFA European Football Championship, June 10, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by T

Football fans wave a French national flag in the Eiffel Tower fan zone as the French capital prepares to host the 2016 UEFA European Football Championship, June 10, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Thierry Orban/Getty Images) (Getty)

Northern Ireland fans cheer as they wait for Northern Ireland to play Poland in the group stage of the UEFA Euro 2016 football tournament at Allianz Riviera Stadium on June 12, 2016 in Nice, France.

Northern Ireland fans cheer as they wait for Northern Ireland to play Poland in the group stage of the UEFA Euro 2016 football tournament at Allianz Riviera Stadium on June 12, 2016 in Nice, France. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images) (Getty)

Football fans wave a French national flag in the Eiffel Tower fan zone as the French capital prepares to host the 2016 UEFA European Football Championship, June 10, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by T

Football fans wave a French national flag in the Eiffel Tower fan zone as the French capital prepares to host the 2016 UEFA European Football Championship, June 10, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Thierry Orban/Getty Images) (Getty)

German fans gatherprior to the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Germany and Ukraine at Stade Pierre-Mauroy on June 12, 2016 in Lille, France. (Photo by Sylvain Lefevre/Getty Images)

German fans gather prior to the UEFA EURO 2016 Group C match between Germany and Ukraine at Stade Pierre-Mauroy on June 12, 2016 in Lille, France. (Photo by Sylvain Lefevre/Getty Images) (Getty)

French fans pose at the UEFA EURO Fan Zone near the Eiffel Tower, June 10, 2016 in Paris, France. The UEFA EURO 2016 kicks off on June 10 with the first match between Romania and France. (Photo by Thi

French fans pose at the UEFA EURO Fan Zone near the Eiffel Tower, June 10, 2016 in Paris, France. The UEFA EURO 2016 kicks off on June 10 with the first match between Romania and France. (Photo by Thierry Orban/Getty Images) (Getty)

Fans gather at the UEFA EURO Fan Zone near the Eiffel Tower, June 10, 2016 in Paris, France. The UEFA EURO 2016 kicks off on June 10 with the first match between Romania and France. (Photo by Thierry

Fans gather at the UEFA EURO Fan Zone near the Eiffel Tower, June 10, 2016 in Paris, France. The UEFA EURO 2016 kicks off on June 10 with the first match between Romania and France. (Photo by Thierry Orban/Getty Images) (Getty)

Fans gather at the UEFA EURO Fan Zone near the Eiffel Tower, June 10, 2016 in Paris, France. The UEFA EURO 2016 kicks off on June 10 with the first match between Romania and France. (Photo by Thierry

Fans gather at the UEFA EURO Fan Zone near the Eiffel Tower, June 10, 2016 in Paris, France. The UEFA EURO 2016 kicks off on June 10 with the first match between Romania and France. (Photo by Thierry Orban/Getty Images) (Getty)

Fans pose at the UEFA EURO Fan Zone near the Eiffel Tower, June 10, 2016 in Paris, France. The UEFA EURO 2016 kicks off on June 10 with the first match between Romania and France. (Photo by Thierry O

Fans pose at the UEFA EURO Fan Zone near the Eiffel Tower, June 10, 2016 in Paris, France. The UEFA EURO 2016 kicks off on June 10 with the first match between Romania and France. (Photo by Thierry Orban/Getty Images) (Getty)

French football fans walk to the fan zone ahead of the opening game of the UEFA Euro 2016 tournament later today, on June 10, 2016 in Marseille, France.

French football fans walk to the fan zone ahead of the opening game of the UEFA Euro 2016 tournament later today, on June 10, 2016 in Marseille, France. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images) (Getty)

Fans watch the live broadcast of the UEFA Euro 2016 match between Spain and Czech Republic in Lille Fan Zone on June 13, 2016 in Lille, France. (Photo by Sylvain Lefevre/Getty Images)

Fans watch the live broadcast of the UEFA Euro 2016 match between Spain and Czech Republic in Lille Fan Zone on June 13, 2016 in Lille, France. (Photo by Sylvain Lefevre/Getty Images) (Getty)