Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Czech Republic, Greece in; Russia, Poland out
by Paul Kennedy, June 17th, 2012 1:03AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  european championship, greece, russia

MOST COMMENTED

[EURO 2012 WRAP] Russia's European Championship, which began so brightly when it crushed the Czech Republic, 4-1, ended abruptly when it fell to Greece, 1-0. The loss, combined with the Czechs' 1-0 win over co-host Poland, meant that the Czech Republic and Greece were through to the final eight from Group A.

Giorgos Karagounis scored the lone goal for Greece, which had opened with a 1-1 tie with Poland and 2-1 loss to the Czech Republic.

"We deserved this result," Greece coach Fernando Santos said. "It was a matter of focus and concentration, it is just a pity we had to wait until the last match to find it. This match was really difficult for us but the players gave everything."

Russia would have still qualified if the Czech Republic and Poland tied, but Petr Jiracek, a second division player as recently as four years ago, gave the Czechs the win with a late goal.



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Video Pick: The Magic of the FA Cup?    
The folks at The Guardian have become suspicious about the marketing of the FA Cup, the ...
2015 MLS Preseason Action    
The LA Galaxy and San Jose Earthquakes opened preseason play with shutout victories in scrimmages on ...
USA falls to Chile, 3-2, in 2015 opener    
The U.S. men's national team opened its 2015 season wtih a 3-2 loss at Chile on ...
W-League will return for 21st season with just 18 teams    
A slimmed down W-League will kick off the 2015 season in May with 18 teams, down ...
Red Bull dealing pays off; Sacha Kljestan arrives     
The New York Red Bulls have succeeded in outflanking the Los Angeles Galaxy to land U.S. ...
2015 MLS Preseason Schedule    
Most of the first week of MLS training camp will be spent working in-house and on ...
Indy pushes 'Stadium for Indiana' campaign    
Indy Eleven, which sold out all 14 games during its debut season in the North American ...
Real Salt Lake forges forward in wake of Plata injury    
A good season ended badly for RSL, which has cut loose several veterans as it reboots ...
Video Pick: Journeyman hits volley golazo off corner kick    
Victor Curto Ortiz, a 32-year-old Spaniard who 11 years ago played for Barcelona's reserves and has ...
USA's 2016 Olympic building blocks take shape    
The U.S. national team that faces Chile on Wednesday includes a mixture of World Cup veterans ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives