The most unlikely winners of Euro 2004 worked hard
Euro 2004 saw a tournament with France as the early favourites. Portugal however looked the more likely winners until Greece set a game plan out to create history...
Greece win Euro 2004
Greece 1-0 Portugal Euro 2004 final
Greece shocked everyone by beating a Portugal team with Figo & Ronaldo in the final. Before that they beat the then holders France. Without a real star name in the side players like Haristeas, Zagorakis, Yannakopoulos, Basinas, Karagounis became household names! Coaching master tactician, Otto Rehhagel built a team with discipline, commitment & work rate.
How's this for no surprise. Greece had two players in their squad that had played for Leicester City!football4football
Beating the champions at Italia 90 made the world love them
They came, they saw, they scared the daylights out of teams...
Greece showed that organisation and a team with a game plan can produce results in quick succession to win a tournament. Against some of the best players in the world from France & Portugal their performances were solid & tactically thought out. The manager got all his players to understand their roles and what effect as individuals that can have on the team's outcome.