Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

MEDIAWATCH

Dotard: an educational insult

Read more

#TECH 24

Medtech: Repairing the human body

Read more

ENCORE!

Jennifer Lawrence on why she's unafraid to speak out

Read more

#THE 51%

Hola "Ellas Hoy" - The 51 Percent welcomes its sister show on FRANCE 24 Spanish

Read more

YOU ARE HERE

A stroll through the Corsican city of Calvi, jewel of the Mediterranean

Read more

REPORTERS

The torment of Christians living in Syria’s Khabur valley

Read more

FOCUS

'Generation Merkel' yearns for continuity and stability

Read more

DOWN TO EARTH

Amazon rainforest pays heavy price for Brazil's political crisis

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Presidential election re-run pushed back to October 26th

Read more

Sports

Poland and Greece play to 1-1 draw in Euro opener

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2012-06-08

Co-hosts Poland and dark horse 2004 champions Greece fought to a 1-1 draw on Friday in the opening game of the Euro 2012 championship, during which both teams had players sent off to end with ten aside on the pitch.

REUTERS - Greece fought back to draw 1-1 with co-hosts Poland in the opening match of Euro 2012 on Friday but also missed a penalty as both teams ended an action-packed Group A clash with 10 men.

Robert Lewandowski headed Poland into the lead after 17 minutes as they dominated the first half with some positive attacking football and they looked set fair when Greece had Sokratis Papastathopoulos sent off for a second booking in the last minute of the first half following an innocuous challenge.

Greece, surprise European champions in 2004, played with much more vigour in the second half and equalised in the 51st minute through substitute Dimitris Salpingidis.

Poland goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny was then sent off for tripping Salpingidis 20 minutes from time, only for replacement keeper Przemyslaw Tyton to save Giorgos Karagounis’s resulting penalty.

Russia play the Czech Republic in Wroclaw later on Friday in the other Group A game.

Date created : 2012-06-08

  • EURO 2012

    Euro 2012 refs to halt matches if players racially abused

    Read more

  • EURO 2012

    France promised big payout for Euro 2012 triumph

    Read more

  • EURO 2012

    Dark horses France out to banish painful memories

    Read more

COMMENT(S)