Euro 2012: Remembering Greece's 2004 title

May, 23, 2012
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UEFA EURO 2012™, one of soccer's top international competitions, kicks off June 8. In anticipation of this eagerly awaited event, Playbook is teaming up with ESPNFC to offer sights and other delights from each participating nation.

Today it's Greece, which claimed an improbable victory by beating Portugal in 2004.

This is what it looked (and sounded) like after the win. And stay tuned for the end! We have a trivia question, for Greek (and soccer) die-hards.

FireworkMilos Bicanski/Getty ImagesGreece 1, Portugal 0. After the official's whistle blows, the celebration commences.


GreeceFrancois Guillott/AFP/Getty ImagesMeanwhile, Greece coach Otto Rehhagel storms the pitch in Lisbon, Portugal, after the win.
Greece Milos Bicanski/Getty imagesWith attire like this, no wonder Greece fans were ready to celebrate a championship.
GreeceAlexander Hassenstein/Getty Images...and celebrate they did.


Greece NewspapersFayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty Images...all across the nation...
2004 Greek national teamMilos Bicanski/Getty Images...and into the stadium in Athens, where fans greeted the team to immortalize the triumph.


TRIVIA
Who scored the winning goal for Greece in the EURO 2004 Final?

Answer on the Facebook page!
Patrick Dorsey works for SportsNation. He has worked for the Web and newspapers, had a cup of craft service coffee in film school, and played in one Division III golf tournament (he shot 105).

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