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One nil to Greece

2004 July 4
by Skip Sauer

They’re the champs. France, the Czech Republic, and now Portugal – Europe’s best team, it’s hottest, and the host country – felled in succession by a single goal to Greece. What an incredible run for a side who were 100-1 against winning the tournament at the outset. The game was “boring, boring,” but like George Graham’s Arsenal, the Greeks could care less. They executed their plan brilliantly, stifled the Portugese, caught them napping, and are now the champions of Europe.

Crank up the celebrations for the third time in 10 days. As Kathimerini states, it’s a “fairy tale ending to dream run.” That’s about right. Greece can worry about Olympic construction after it recovers from a national hangover.

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