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Jun 18, 2012

Euro underdog Greece relishes Germany clash

WARSAW (Reuters) – Every once in a while a sports tournaments pits two nations against each other for whom the confrontation could not be more timely.

Greece progressed from the Euro 2012 group stage against all expectations and will play Germany on Friday for a place in the semi-finals. In Athens, the football clash is being relished.

Jun 16, 2012

Soccer-Euro-Greece neutralised Russian threats, says Santos

WARSAW, June 16 (Reuters) – Determination to neutralise
Russia’s strengths and a clear focus earned Greece their 1-0
victory in their last Group A game and a place in the Euro 2012
quarter-finals, coach Fernando Santos said on Saturday.

Greece, who upset Russia with a first-half goal from captain
Giorgos Karagounis in their must-win match, went through as
Group A runners-up and will play the Group B winners in the last
eight.

Jun 16, 2012

Euro: Warsaw police under pressure to protect Russian fans

WARSAW (Reuters) – Warsaw police pledged to protect tens of thousands of fans expected in the Polish capital on Saturday and to avoid a repeat of the violence that marred the Euro 2012 match between Poland and Russia this week, leading to almost 200 detentions.

Russia play Greece in Warsaw on Saturday evening and 20,000 Russians and 4,000 Greeks have tickets to the stadium. At the same time Poland face the Czech Republic in Wroclaw and Warsaw’s 100,000-capacity fan zone is expected to be full.

Jun 16, 2012

Warsaw police under pressure to protect Russian fans

WARSAW (Reuters) – Warsaw police pledged to protect tens of thousands of fans expected in the Polish capital on Saturday and to avoid a repeat of the violence that marred the Euro 2012 match between Poland and Russia this week, leading to almost 200 detentions.

Russia play Greece in Warsaw on Saturday evening and 20,000 Russians and 4,000 Greeks have tickets to the stadium. At the same time Poland face the Czech Republic in Wroclaw and Warsaw’s 100,000-capacity fan zone is expected to be full.

Jun 16, 2012

Soccer-Euro-Warsaw police under pressure to protect Russian fans

WARSAW, June 16 (Reuters) – Warsaw police pledged to protect
tens of thousands of fans expected in the Polish capital on
Saturday and to avoid a repeat of the violence that marred the
Euro 2012 match between Poland and Russia this week, leading to
almost 200 detentions.

Russia play Greece in Warsaw on Saturday evening and 20,000
Russians and 4,000 Greeks have tickets to the stadium. At the
same time Poland face the Czech Republic in Wroclaw and Warsaw’s
100,000-capacity fan zone is expected to be full.

Jun 15, 2012

Donetsk downpour stirs memories of 1974

WARSAW (Reuters) – The 55-minute storm delay in Friday’s Euro 2012 Group D match between Ukraine and France brought back memories of the West Germany v Poland match at the 1974 World Cup when a downpour was said to have had a major impact on the result.

The start of the second group phase match in Frankfurt to decide who would progress to the final was delayed by 30 minutes after the heavens opened in the afternoon and the stadium was subjected to a torrential 40-minute downpour.

Jun 15, 2012

Soccer-Euro-Donetsk downpour stirs memories of 1974

WARSAW, June 15 (Reuters) – The 55-minute storm delay in
Friday’s Euro 2012 Group D match between Ukraine and France
brought back memories of the West Germany v Poland match at the
1974 World Cup when a downpour was said to have had a major
impact on the result.

The start of the second group phase match in Franfurt to
decide who would progress to the final was delayed by 30 minutes
after the heavens opened in the afternoon and the stadium was
subjected to a torrential 40-minute downpour.

Jun 14, 2012

Big Russian turnout expected for Greece match

WARSAW (Reuters) – Polish authorities expect 20,000 Russian fans to arrive in Warsaw with tickets for the Euro 2012 Group A match against Greece on Saturday, twice the number who came for the game against Poland marred by hooligan violence.

Warsaw officials said there would be sufficient security to protect fans and there would be no repeat of clashes on Tuesday in which Polish hooligans fought Russians and police, forcing officers to fire tear gas and rubber bullets to restore calm.

Jun 14, 2012

Poland expects big Russian turnout for Greece match

WARSAW (Reuters) – Polish authorities expect 20,000 Russian fans to arrive in Warsaw with tickets for the Euro 2012 Group A match against Greece on Saturday, twice the number who came for the game against Poland marred by hooligan violence.

Warsaw officials said there would be sufficient security to protect fans and there would be no repeat of the clashes on Tuesday in which Polish hooligans fought Russians and police, and officers fired tear gas and rubber bullets to restore calm.

Jun 14, 2012

Soccer-Euro-Poland expects big Russian turnout for Greece match

WARSAW, June 14 (Reuters) – Polish authorities expect 20,000
Russian fans to arrive in Warsaw with tickets for the Euro 2012
Group A match against Greece on Saturday, twice the number who
came for the game against Poland marred by hooligan violence.

Warsaw officials said there would be sufficient security to
protect fans and there would be no repeat of the clashes on
Tuesday in which Polish hooligans fought Russians and police,
and officers fired tear gas and rubber bullets to restore calm.