On this day in 2004: the holders of France eliminated from Euro 2004 by Greece


16 years ago, Greece has caused a huge upset by beating the champions of France title 1-0 in the quarter-finals of Euro 2004.Angelos Charisteas scored a head in the second period for the men of Otto Rehhagel, who won the tournament in Portugal.

Here, the news agency PA reviews of other shocks that occurred during the European Championships.

Finale 2004: Portugal 0 Greece 1

The result surprise against France was in agreement with the whole of the campaign of the Greeks this summer, which began and ended with victories over the hosts – the latter, in the final of Lisbon, another triumph sealed by a header from Charisteas. The champions improbable had arrived at the Euro 2004 as a foreign 80-1 and without a single victory in a major tournament before.

Group stage 1988: England 0 Republic of Ireland 1

The Republic of Ireland makes its debut in a major tournament memorable when the team of Jack Charlton has seen the England of Bobby Robson during his first match for Group 2 in Stuttgart. Ray Houghton has sent a head of time right in front of Peter Shilton, the number of which opposite Pat Bonner was subsequently foiled England with a number of stops.

Final 1992: Germany 0 Denmark 2

John Jensen (on the right), which was then signed for Arsenal, scored the first match of Denmark in the final of the Euro ‘ 92 (John Stillwell / PA).

Denmark had a Euro ‘ 92 in Sweden is comparable to the effort of Greece to Portugal 12 years later, the team of Richard Moller Nielsen going to the end in a tournament they were entered in the replacement of late Yugoslavia. John Jensen and Kim Vilfort scored the goals in both half-time and then the remarkable history of the Danes concluded with a victory against Germany in the final.

16es of finale 2016: England 1 Iceland 2

Kolbeinn Sigthorsson put Iceland in a 2-1 victory against England (Nick Potts / PA).

England went out embarrassingly in France, while Iceland, playing in his first final of a major tournament, has achieved the best result in the history of football. The penalty kick from Wayne Rooney was quickly cancelled out by Ragnar Sigurdsson before Joe Hart prevents the shot from Kolbeinn Sigthorsson in the 18th minute to penetrate. While the nordic team, led by Heimir Hallgrimsson and Lars Lagerback, who could expect a quarter-final against the hosts, the boss of the Three Lions, Roy Hodgson, has resigned, shortly after the end of the match.

Quarter final 2016: Wales 3 Belgium 1

Hal Robson-Kanu scored a memorable goal in the victory for the Wales Belgium (Mike Egerton / PA).
Hal Robson-Kanu scored a memorable goal in the victory for Wales against Belgium (Mike Egerton / PA).

In a last eight that saw Iceland beat 5-2 by France, it is Wales, Chris Coleman, who produced the performance out of competition, coming from behind to beat a belgian team ranked second in the world. Wales are a different team in his first final of the European Championship – has registered a goal in the 13th minute thanks to a strike from Radja Nainggolan, but the skipper Ashley Williams equalised on the half hour, Hal Robson-Kanu scored a superb superb pass 10 minutes into the second half and replacement Sam Vokes then finished things up with a header late on.


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