Monday, May 15, 2006

Greece win the Cup

The Greek football team received a heroes' welcome when they celebrated their Euro 2004 triumph with thousands of fans in Athens on Monday.
The team paraded the trophy at a packed Panathenaic stadium, where the first modern Olympics were held in 1896.

"We never thought we could make you so happy. Thank you," Greece captain Theodoros Zagorakis, named player of the tournament, told the crowd.
Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis said it was "a great moment of joy".
"Greece is on the lips of everyone in the world who follows this mass and magical sport called football," he added.

More than 100,000 people in and around the stadium sang the national anthem and chanted "God is German" to honour coach Otto Rehhagel, who has been offered Greek citizenship

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