Greece by the Numbers

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Greece by the Numbers
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The team that defied the odds and won the 2004 European Championship is back for another crack at glory.  After a horrible 2008 showing in which they were sent home without a victory, Greece will try to repeat history and do the unthinkable.

Greece, after winning the Euro in 2004, has qualified for their third straight European Championships and also qualified for its second World Cup.

Manger Fernando Santos has done a great job since taking over for Otto Rehhegal. With the team in transition, Santos has managed to blend in youngsters like Kyriakos Papadopoulos, Sotiris Ninis with 2004 veterans Georgios Karagounis and Kostas Katsouranis.

Greece will again open this years European Championship against Poland on June 8. Here are a couple of facts to know when the Euro begins.

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