Why did Greece win the Euro in 2004?

Why did Greece win the Euro in 2004?

Giorgos Karagounis put the Greeks ahead after only seven minutes and Angelos Basinas made it 2–0 from the penalty spot on 51 minutes. A stoppage-time goal by Cristiano Ronaldo proved no more than a consolation. Greece then drew with Spain before losing to Russia in their last group stage game.

What odds were Greece to win the Euros in 2004?

Going into the Euro 2004 final against Portugal which took place on July 4, Greece were priced at 9/2 to win inside 90 minutes.

Which country scored the first goal of Euro 2004?

Giorgios Karagounis scored the first goal of EURO 2004 to help Greece to a 2-1 victory over hosts Portugal.

Who did Greece beat Euro 2004 final?

Firm defensive play and an Angelos Charisteas goal on 65 minutes helped Greece defeat France 1–0 and progress to the semi-finals. This victory made Greece the first team to defeat both the holders and the hosts in the same tournament.

What nationality was the coach of Greece when they won Euro 2004?

Otto Rehhagel: How the pragmatic German masterminded Greece’s Euro 2004 triumph.

Who were Favourites for Euro 2004?

Tournament favourites were France, with £47,420 available to be staked at equivalent fixed-odds of 7/2. Other fancied teams were Italy, quoted at 5/1, Spain and Portugal, at 8/1, and England, at 19/2. Financial Spreads hopes to cash in on Euro 2004 by offering bets on market behaviour during the event.

When was the last time Greece went to the World Cup?

The Greece national football team have appeared in the FIFA World Cup on three occasions, in 1994, 2010 and 2014 but have never been champions.

When did Greece won the Euro?

UEFA Euro 2004

Campeonato Europeu de Futebol 2004 (in Portuguese)
Venue(s) 10 (in 8 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Greece (1st title)
Runners-up Portugal

Has Greece won the Euro?

Greece have qualified for only four out of sixteen UEFA European Championships, but crowned themselves European champions in 2004. At Euro 2004 they beat hosts Portugal in the final, resulting in their first major tournament win.

Who did Greece beat Euro 2004?

Greece pulled off one of the biggest shocks in football history to beat Portugal in the Euro 2004 final. Angelos Charisteas scored from the Greeks’ first corner after 57 minutes, heading in an Angelis Basinas cross.

How did Greece win Euro 2004 final?

Greece ripped up the form book by beating Euro 2004 favourites Czech Republic with a silver goal to face host nation Portugal in the final. Traianos Dellas lost his marker at a corner to glance home the winning goal seconds from the end of the first period of extra-time. The Czechs had their chances, with Tomas Rosicky striking the crossbar.

What was Group D of UEFA Euro 2004?

Group D of UEFA Euro 2004 was one of four groups in the final tournament’s initial group stage. It began on 15 June and was completed on 23 June. The group consisted of Germany, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic and Latvia .

Where did the 2004 European Championship final take place?

The final took place at Estádio da Luz. The UEFA Euro 2004 Final was the final match of Euro 2004, the 12th European Championship, a football competition organised by UEFA for the senior men’s national teams of its member associations.

What were the odds of the 2004 Euro final?

UEFA Euro 2004 Final. Greece won the final 1–0, defying odds of 80–1 from the beginning of the tournament, with Angelos Charisteas scoring the winning goal in the 57th minute.

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