Posts tagged "Greece"
Hard Win For Hellas

Hard Win For Hellas

Right from the start, the Ukrainians went at Greece like a nuclear train heading full speed for a reactor and that is exactly how it ended for them… in disaster! After missing a host of early chances to go ahead, a clever Greek style* through ball by Giorgios Samaras found Dimitris Salpingidis unmarked on the...
Predictions - Final World Cup Spots

Predictions – Final World Cup Spots

Expect more than just fireworks tonight when Bosnia-Hertzegovina host Portugal and I’m even going as far as saying prepare yourself for an upset! On the weekend the two teams played out an epic match in which Portugal just scraped through and I think that onslaught by the Bosnians will continue tonight. There is a great...
Greece Under Siege

Greece Under Siege

Greece came under attack last night by a rampant Ukraine team looking to put the disappointment of several missed tournaments behind them and now they have it all to do on Wednesday night away from home too. I’ve gotta say, getting a result in the Ukraine will be harder than pushing a cart of proverbial...

Review – Greece 1 v 2 Spain

Group leaders Spain left it late again to pinch 3 points from the grasp of the Greeks and round up what was a dismal tournament by the defending champs. Both teams exchanged blows early on, but never really capitalised till Greece’s ’04 Golden-boy Angelos Charisteas popped his head up just before half time and buried...

Review – Greece 0 v 1 Russia

Wow… Greece love breaking records. In 2004 they were the first team in Euro history to win their opening match and the final against the same opponent. In ’06 they were the first team ever to have won the Euro and not qualified for the World Cup and now in ’08, Greece are the first...

Prediction – Greece v Russia

Otto Rehhagel spoke out after his teams opening defeat to Sweden four days ago and said that they played a game plan even unknown to himself. I mean he set up his team with 5 defenders and couldn’t believe that they so conservatively… go figure!Guus Hiddink on the other hand came out and said: We...

Review – Greece 0 v 2 Sweden

Defending Champions Greece came into the tournament to prove that their success in ’04 wasn’t a fluke, yet they approached this match with a very defensive way. They played deep unattractive football and resorted to pumping balls deep into the corners for their full backs to run onto. Only until they conceded a wonder-strike by...

Portugal’s Greek hoodoo continues!

Georgios Karagounis scored two free-kicks for European champions Greece to ensure Otto Rehhagel’s side overcame Portugal for the third time in as many meetings. I’m allowed to take the free-kicks with the national team. I don’t get to take them at Panathinaikos.” I think it’s hilarious that in his international career, Karagounis has only scored...

Euro 2008 – Qualifiers

While Europe prepares itself for winter, the Euro 2008 Qualifiers are just starting to heat up! With a host of matches being played tonight, there are three that have caught my eye for their significance to the qualification into next years finals. Russia v EnglandThe political debacles started weeks ago when the two teams met...

Greek’s copin’ it Greek style!

After a blistering start, in which Kyrgiakos scored on the 5 min mark, Greece were subdued by a hard working Turkish outfit who came to Athens for three points. And that’s exactly what they did! Both teams came into this match without having dropped a point in their first 3 matches, so the stage was...