Euro 2004

But the Greeks had other ideas. Results from the final tournaments, play-off matches and friendly games were all ignored. If two teams playing the final group match have identical records going into that match, and it ends in a draw, then a penalty shoot-out would be played, rather than using the above criteria.


Greece's win against Portugal in Lisbon was the lowest-scoring final in the tournament's history, a scoreline repeated four years later when Spain beat Germany. Portugal goalkeeper Ricardo saved Darius Vassell's sudden-death penalty for England in the quarter-finals before stepping up to score the shoot-out winner himself.

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Denmark England France Sweden. The final was a repeat of the opening game of the tournament and Portugal were hoping to avenge their opening day loss. Germany started off with confidence missing a number of opportunities. Verpakovskis opened the score at the end of the first half stunning the Czechs who up to that point were in control of the match.

Regardless of the goal, Kahn displayed his dominance throughout the whole match by denying a number of threats including a very dangerous attempt by Overmars. The Greeks, meanwhile, continued to stun everybody. Another miss by Vassell and a cool finish by the Portuguese keeper Ricardo sealed the final in favor of the hosts. The Czech Republic continued their raids in the second half but could not finish. Rapaics finished the opportunity thus equalizing the game.

After the goal, a poor back pass from Gerrard was intercepted by Henry. The winning goal from Angelos Charisteas. The Bulgarians started strong, opening the score from a penalty by Martin Petrov late in the first half. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Italy responded by aggressively pressuring and managed to equalize early in the second half.

Wayne Rooney Ruud van Nistelrooy. It was the first time in a major international tournament where both finalists had also played in the opening game of the tournament.

UEFA Euro 2004 Final

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This is the second time ever that Germany has lost a European Championship match after having taken the lead. Gerrard also put his name on the score sheet with a finish not long before the end of the match. There were three rounds of matches, with each round eliminating half of the teams entering that round, culminating in the final to decide the champions. Soccer Statistics Foundation. Both sides played direct football creating many scoring opportunities.

England went behind in the sixth minute after Niko Kovac poked the ball home. The final tournament was played in ten venues located in eight different cities. Italy exited in dramatic style, claiming a last-gasp win against Bulgaria only to discover Sweden and Denmark had drawn, taking the Scandinavian sides through.

Michael Ballack and Gianluca Zambrotta were the only players to be included whose teams were knocked out in the group stage. Italy took control of the game missing a number of opportunities and pulling off another goal, practically at the end of the match. The overtime victory against England had obviously fired the French squad and they started the game attacking with style and verve. The game started off energetically. One minute in overtime, Zidane finished from a wickedly curled free kick.

For some of the continents biggest stars the tournament was clouded with disappointment. However, any yellow cards accumulated would be cancelled once a team was eliminated from the tournament or reached the semi-finals. Italic indicates host for that year. This article is about the sporting event. Five players from the winning Greek team were named to the team of the tournament.

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Portugal continued to press after the goal but even with five minutes of stoppage time they could not find an equaliser. You need to allow it above. The actual match between the two Scandinavian nations was exciting and seemed far from deliberate.

The Czechs came into the game as assured winners of Group D while Germany desperately needed three points. Portugal furiously attacked and dominated the possession but once again, sturdy defending and goalkeeping from Greece kept the Portuguese hosts off the scoreboard. However, few people had taken notice of their increasingly impressive qualifying campaign, in which they lost their first two matches, but won the next six, conceding no goals in that excellent run.

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In the second period, Latvia tried to pack it in but the consistency of Nedved and his teammates eventually produced opportunities. Denmark dominated play and mounted wave after wave of attacks mostly through wing play. The final itself in Lisbon was a tightly fought affair.

Both Holland and Sweden played offensive football except that the Swedes constructed their attacks with speed while the Dutch concentrated on buildup. Portugal, coached by Brazilian Luiz Felipe Scolari, had battled back from that opening-day shock, and were desperate to give their fans a memorable climax. This is the only way soccer could get more boring in real life. Quarter-final v Netherlands.

Just before the hour mark, Greece earned a corner kick from which Angelos Charisteas scored. The logo's colour palette was based on the Portuguese flag and its warm tones recall the light and sun associated with the Portuguese landscape and climate. An own goal from Jorge Andrade gave the Netherlands a glimmer of hope. At this point, Sweden top the group on goal difference even though they and Denmark have four points from two matches, while Italy are third with two points.

In the first quarter-final match between England and Portugal, the English opened the score after only two minutes, through Michael Owen. Greece advanced to the quarter-finals as runners-up, ahead of Spain on goals scored. Latest Draws Matches Host cities.

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Ultimately, barbie girl english songs mp3 it was a team without recognisable stars that conquered Europe. This is the first time England progress beyond the group phase when the European Championship is staged outside of England.

Jankulovsky wasted another good opportunity as well. Czech Republic Netherlands. Each team was provided a base camp for residence and daily training between tournament matches. Pirates of the Stupid Seas.

UEFA Euro 2004 Final

The sides exchanged goals in extra-time, sending the match to a penalty shoot-out. The French opened the score from a set piece when Tudor unfortunately deflected the ball into his own net.