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Czech Republic and Greece qualify for the quarter-finals of Euro 2012

Czech Republic and Greece qualify for the quarter-finals of Euro 2012

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Russia, touted as pre-tournament group favourites, have crashed out of the European championship together with co-hosts Poland in a dramatic final round of fixtures

Czech Republic and Greece have qualified for the quarter-finals of Euro 2012 after a thrilling finale to Group A.

Petr Jiracek was on target for the Czech Republic as they edged Poland 1-0 to seal top spot in the section, while in the other fixture, Greece captain Giorgos Karagounis netted the only goal of the game to send Dick Advocaat's men, tipped as dark horses, home early.

Co-hosts Poland have been eliminated together with Russia, who lost out on a place in the next round due to their loss in the direct duel with Fernando Santos' men.


EURO2012
GROUP A FINAL STANDINGS
 
GP GD PTS
1   CZECH REPUBLIC 3 2 0 1 -1 6
2   GREECE
3 1 1 1 0 4
3   RUSSIA 3 1 1 1 2 4
4   POLAND 3 0 2 1 -1 2

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