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Highlights: Greece 1 – 0 Russia (Euro 2012 -- 06/16/2012)

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lugia 40004121d ago

Poor Russia. They were desperate and werent thinking.

ProjectVulcan4121d ago (Edited 4121d ago )

Sorry for Russia. Played the best football from anyone in that group over the 3 games. Poland played quite well too, but didn't quite have the quality to kill teams off. Can't believe the Greeks got through.

Sure enough they have done miracles before and the Euros have never been easily predictable. But they will surely be cannon fodder for the Germans assuming they wrap up their group win tomorrow.

Germany must be licking their lips, knowing a Semi Final is well within their reach.

BryanBegins4120d ago

Yeah cause the Germans didn't think a final was "well within their reach" before. When, you know, they might have faced Poland or the Czech...

Golden_Dive4121d ago

Why... I wanted Russia to go through
I dont get it , they camed in beat group A winners 4-1 Than still get eliminated...
What about goal differnces?

lugia 40004121d ago

Doesnt matter. Greece won to Russia. If they tied 0-0 and russia had more goals, then they would pass.

Golden_Dive4121d ago (Edited 4121d ago )

But on points they were tied ... and you said russia had more goals so on goal differnce , russia should of still had been going through

oh ok now I understand

sdtarm4121d ago

first, and over goal difference, what matters is the result obtained when they played each other.

when Greece and Russia tied in points, Greece went through because when they played each other the greeks won

BryanBegins4120d ago

What the other said. Things would have been really more complicated had Polland and Czech ended in a tie. Then you'd have had 3 teams at 4 points. Direct confrontations would have been useless since they each have 1 win and 1 loss. In that case, Russia would have gone through thanks to its big win versus the Czech.

We might have the same type of calculations today, in group B (either 3 teams at 6 points or 3 teams at 3 points).

wantedboys4121d ago (Edited 4121d ago )

Can someone please explain why Russia is out?
Russia and Greece they both have 4 points but
Russia has 5 goals with and 3 against =+2
Greece has 3 goals with and against =0

Okay Greece qualified because they beat Russia and why is Netherland have a change to qualified if they beat Portugal 2-0 and Germany won to Denmark , Netherland will qualified but both Netherland and Denmark will have 3 points and Denmark won 1-0 Netherland ? !!!!

if is goal differences why is not apply in first group?!!!

lugia 40004121d ago (Edited 4121d ago )

Its not goal difference. Confrontation between the teams come first than goals scored.

If they tied and had the same points, then it would be solved by the difference of most goals scored.

In case of netherlands, they would only pass if they had a better goal difference than Portugal, because Portugal defeated Denmark, while Netherlands didnt.

Mind blowing right?

• Denmark will progress with any win. A draw will only be good enough if Portugal lose. If Denmark lose they are out.

• Portugal will be through with victory unless Denmark win by a one-goal margin (other than 2-1 and 1-0). They will progress with a draw unless Denmark win. Portugal will also be through if they lose by a one-goal margin and Denmark are also beaten.

• The Netherlands must win by a two-goal margin and hope Denmark also lose.

doncorleone4120d ago

For the fisrt time, the third placed team (Denmark) is officialy qualified with a win but not the second one (Portugal) because of those new rules. Yup, that's crazy, a paradox I would called it...

BryanBegins4120d ago

@doncorleone: these "new" rules have been in place for the Euro since I started watching this event, back in the 90's.

I think it makes sense to consider direct results before general goal difference.

PaPa-Slam4121d ago

Russia had chances to score but failed to put 1 in, anyway they lost.

Personally i expected a Greece win.

CLOUD19834121d ago


Time to repeat what we did at EURO 2004 ^__^

reznik_zerosum4120d ago (Edited 4120d ago )

im glad Greece won but i think they will fail hard now

Golden_Dive4120d ago

All Your Goals Were Mistakes
Every single one of them lmao
Don't be to happy you could have Germany crushing your dream

CLOUD19834120d ago

Germany(Bayern) already suck it from England(Chelsea) so u can STFU atm & w8 patiently to suck it from GREECE also, be patient my friend your turns will come ^__^

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