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Greece vs Portugal
Images from the Euro 2004 football final.
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July 5, 2004

Greece stun Portugal, win Euro 2004
A 57th-minute header by Angelos Charisteas gave the tournament outsiders a 1-0 victory and the biggest prize in European football.
- Zagorakis named player of Euro '04
- A new day dawns for Greek football
- Goa goes flat after Euro finals
- Goal scorers' list

Hail 'King Otto'
Otto Rehhagel's extraordinary return to international prominence mirrors the recovery of the Greece team he steered to the European title.
- Rehhagel hails triumph
  What Say?
Who will win the Euro 2004 final?
Portugal 2853 Votes70%
Greece 1141 Votes28%
Can't Say 52 Votes1%

Total Votes : 4046

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Ronaldo is Portugal's pin-up
The 19-year-old's tricks on the wing have helped propel the hosts into the Euro 2004 final against Greece.

Scolari or Rehhagel set to make history
No team coached by a foreigner has won either of the biggest prizes in international soccer - the European Championship and the World Cup - until now.

Nistelrooy gets two match ban
Dutch striker has been banned for two World Cup qualifying matches for insulting referee Anders Frisk.

Time running out for silver goal
After Sunday's final between Portugal and Greece the concept of condemning a team to instant defeat will be consigned to the history books.

Down Memory Lane
Y Siva Sankar was in Lisbon when Portugal met France in the Euro 2000 semi-final.

Czechs make dignified exit
Coach Karel Brueckner ignored all opportunities to complain, instead praising his players as they headed home.

Hungary still mourns World Cup loss
July 4 means only one thing: the day 50 years ago when its "Golden Team" lost the World Cup final 3-2 to West Germany.

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Did you know?

Portugal can emulate the Netherlands in 1988 by winning the title after losing their first game.

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Fun and Games

Euro Hunks
A look at the hottest superstars playing at Euro 2004. Vote for your favourite!

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  • Tournament Format

    Golden goals will not decide matches.
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    Portugal Factfile

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