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!


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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. 

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