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Gunners tracking young Greek

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Arsenal have joined a number of Premier League clubs in monitoring the progress of Greek teenager Giannis Konstantelias. The 19 year old currently plays for PAOK and can either play as a striker or attacking midfielder. The Gunners are reported to ready to send scouts to watch a player in action who is also being tracked by Manchester City, Wolves ...

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They went to a match and never came back (Part Six)

Continuing the series that looks at those thankfully rare times in football history when fans went to a football match but never made it home afterwards. (For Part One click here; Part Two here; Part Three here; Part Four here; and Part Five here). Gate 7, Karaiskakis Stadium, Athens The Karaiskakis Stadium, which was the venue for the inaugural Olympic ...

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They Impressed at the Euros (Part One)

This year’s Euros will see some players put themselves in the shop window for a big move, wither abroad to a foreign club, or within their own league to a more established team. Some of the world’s best – and not so good players – have been signed following their displays for their national teams at the European Championships.  In ...

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Top 5 Soccer Underdog Stories

Leicester City win the 2015/16 Premier League At a time when club football has seen the biggest talents being concentrated at the top European clubs, it has become increasingly difficult for the smaller teams to win major titles. In the prevailing circumstances what happened during the 2015/16 Premier League season is simply unbelievable. The Foxes desperately avoided relegation in the ...

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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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