Greece=most successful European Championship football teamWatch
+ the Greeks know how to party, Holloway has a big Greek/Cypriot community and they went spare in 2004!
Great guys! Apparently the Greek clubs in Marylebone didnt shut for 4 days
2004 was wonderful for them, but it was more of a case of them being hard to break down than a decent attacking force. The Euros is an easier tournament to win than the World Cup, though. 2004 wasn't the finest year for any sides, really: France were appalling, Spain weren't yet the force they became, Portugal had the pressure of being at home.
They got through 2nd in their group, on the 5th tiebreaker criteria over Spain.
They then won their 3 knockout games games 1-0. One of which with a goal in extra time.
They didn't play any of the consistently strong European teams, e.g Germany, Italy or the Netherlands.
I'm not saying that they didn't deserve to win, because at the end of the day you can only play who you're drawn against. It does just seem a bit lucky if I'm honest.
I was glad though. Obviously didn't want Portugal to win after what happened in the quarters.