Greece vs Czech Republic, Euro 2012: Open Thread

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Here we go! The first match of the second round of games from Euro 2012. It’s a chance for teams to solidify their positions in the opening group matches. With a win, Greece will take a giant leap forward towards possible qualification for the next round. Czech Republic, after getting thrashed by Russia, will need a win to give them a chance of staying in the tournament past the opening round. Therefore, the match promises to be an open affair, with both teams desperate to win.

Czech team: Cech; Gebre Selassi, Sivok, Kadlec, Limbersky; Hübschman, Plasil; Jiracek, Rosicky, Pilar; Baros.

Greece team: Torosidis, K.Papadopoulos, Katsouranis, Holebas; Maniatis, Karagounis, Fotakis; Fortounis, Salpingidis, Samaras.

Before, during and after today’s Euro 2012 match, be sure to use the comments thread below to post your rants, raves, observations and questions.

15 thoughts on “Greece vs Czech Republic, Euro 2012: Open Thread”

  1. the panel on espn was much much much better this morning. Knowledgeable, comfortable, never heard of anyone accept keller another american spurs goalkeeper, but still, a much better panel.

    C’mon Greece!

    1. For the Polish people, a victory over the Russians would mean a lot, remember Katyn… there is so much hate between the Poles and the Russians, Polish people hate more the Russians than the Germans.

  2. that was just what these games need, an early goal to make the other team chase the game, poor defending from greece.

      1. Who’s on the panel – besides Kasey Keller? I’m only able to listen to the coverage.

  3. Good grief…every time a czech or Greece player falls on the pitch they roll around like they’ve lost an arm or leg. After they don’t get a call, they pop right up. Seems to be the worst game of diving if seen in the tournment thus far.

  4. I am really bummed that Rosicky’s injury appears serious. Watching the Czechs with and without him was like night and day. They didn’t seem to have any ideas at all when they got the ball in the second half. A couple of overlaps down the left but beside that players got the ball at their feet and just ran until it was taken away from them. With the balance organization a player like Rosicky provides I think the second half would have been a calm affair and they would have preserved the 2-0 lead. It is too early to tell but it looks like he will miss the game against Poland in which case we can almost pencil in Russia and Poland in the knockout round.

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