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I would never, never have picked Greece to win Euro 2004. Even after all the upsets in the earlier rounds, I figured Portugal would find a way to win in front of their home country.

They must be partying on the Danforth in Toronto right now, as well as in Melbourne Australia(huge Greek population).

This is one of the biggest football shockers I can recall.
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Absolutely. TERRIFIC win for the Greeks who have proven that a winning team is about MUCH more than 11 great players.
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Brill match. Greece deserve it for nullifying Portugal and scoring a goal more than them. I wonder how Athens looks today? Poor Ronaldo (the other one) crying but at least he kept his shirt on and he was unlucky not to score - bet many would like to score with him. It was a good tournament, not grate but good and a nice fairytale finish. One of the best things about football - unpredicability and it doesn't need any separate rules to keep it that way.



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It's good that Greece will get its jollies in now, since the Olympics are going to be a disaster.





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It's always cool to see a major upset team win. But damn do they play a style that puts you to sleep, it's like the Italians except for the choke-artistry... All 3 teams Greece put out in the playoff round has a lot of offensive imagination but Greece flooded their own end with all their players to stop them and was lucky enough to score in their few opportunities.

Sure it's smart football play for them and full credit to their coach but I'd rather see a team that actually presses the game and show some offensive drive to win it then a team that nulls you to sleep and try to get a quick one in the counter attack.



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    Originally posted by Big Bad
    It's good that Greece will get its jollies in now, since the Olympics are going to be a disaster.




And I'm pretty sure the work has just about stopped for the next week or so in Athens, too!

I work with a few Greeks...they were basically insane this morning!





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This actually gives me hope the US can win the World Cup before I die...



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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.26
    Originally posted by Net Hack Slasher
    It's always cool to see a major upset team win. But damn do they play a style that puts you to sleep, it's like the Italians except for the choke-artistry... All 3 teams Greece put out in the playoff round has a lot of offensive imagination but Greece flooded their own end with all their players to stop them and was lucky enough to score in their few opportunities.

    Sure it's smart football play for them and full credit to their coach but I'd rather see a team that actually presses the game and show some offensive drive to win it then a team that nulls you to sleep and try to get a quick one in the counter attack.


I'm with you on the way they played up to the final, but I actually thought they outplayed Portugal on the night. The Portuguese only got any real chances in the last 20 minutes or so when just about every country this side of Brazil would sit on a 1 goal lead in a final.

I'd have a whole lot more sympathy for Portugal if they had had the guts to play with more than one man up front. Even if they didn't do that Scolari should have at least made sure that one man was anyone the fuck but Pauleta who appeared determined to fire the ball into row Z every chance he got.

Having said that, I still think in 4 years time we'll be watching the championships minus the defending champions for the first time.



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