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Greatest Underdog Stories: When Greece became European Champions

 There are fewer stories of triumphs as unprecedented as Greece’s European Cup win in 2004. The Greeks started their Euro 2004 campaign against Portugal in the opening game of the tournament. Being the hosts, Portugal were the overwhelming favourites against a side that had only previously played at the biggest stage twice – first at the Euros 1980 and then ...

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Euro 2004: Greece surprises European heavyweights

The 2004 European Championship threw one of the most unlikeliest of winners as Greece went on to be crowned the champions of Europe for the first time in their history. Portugal hosted the tournament from 12th June to 4th July, with venues spread across eight cities: Aveiro, Braga, Coimbra, Guimaraes, Faro/Loule, Leiria, Lisbon and Porto. The qualified countries are in ...

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