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    Faroe Island

    0

    Lithuania

    1

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    Wales

    1

    Slovakia

    5

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    Kazakhstan

    0

    Poland

    1

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    Russia

    1

    Israel

    1

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    Czech Rep

    7

    San Marino

    0

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    Armenia

    0

    Finland

    0

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    England

    0

    Macedonia

    0

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    Moldova

    2

    Bosnia-Herz

    2

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    Scotland

    1

    France

    0

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    Cyprus

    5

    Rep of Ire

    2

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    Romania

    3

    Belarus

    1

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    Hungary

    0

    Turkey

    1

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    Bulgaria

    1

    Netherlands

    1

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    Denmark

    0

    N Ireland

    0

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    Latvia

    4

    Iceland

    0

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    Sweden

    2

    Spain

    0

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    Croatia

    7

    Andorra

    0

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    Serbia

    1

    Belgium

    0

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    Greece

    1

    Norway

    0

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    Slovenia

    2

    Luxembourg

    0

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    Italy

    2

    Ukraine

    0

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    Portugal

    3

    Azerbaijan

    0

EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFYING

Karaiskakis Stadium, Greece

Referee: Lubos Michel | Attendance: 25000

* Local time based on your geographic location.

Greece

  • Kostas Katsouranis 33'

1 - 0

FT

Greece 1-0 Norway: Rain fails to dampen Greece

ATHENS, Oct 7 (Reuters) - European champions Greece made it

two wins out of two matches when they edged past Norway 1-0 in

their Euro 2008 Group C qualifier in Athens' Karaiskaki stadium

on Saturday.

Greece struck after 32 minutes when Giorgos Karagounis

floated a freekick into the box and Costas Katsouranis volleyed

past Thomas Myhre.

The Greeks pressed the Norwegians relentlessly in search of

an early goal.

Twice, in the opening seven minutes, Yourkas Seitaridis

crossed deep in the box but a handful of Greeks failed to

connect.

Norway came close to scoring in the 12th minute when Fredrik

Stromstad's long-range volley from a poor Greek clearance forced

Antonis Nikopolidis to tip the ball over his bar.

They had a second good chance 11 minutes later from Ole

Gunnar Solskjaer, but after sidestepping two defenders, he saw

his low drive fly past Nikopolidis' right post.

Throughout the match, in-form Solskjaer found himself

guarded by at least a pair of tall central Greek defenders in

Sotiris Kyrgiakos and Giorgos Anatolakis.

Greece went in search of a second goal after the break with

striker Angelos Charisteas replacing midfielder Stelios

Giannakopoulos in a bid to break open a shaky Norwegian central

defence.

Norway almost got an equaliser but John Arne Riise's low

shot in the 73rd minute scraped Nikopolidis' right post before

rolling wide.

Greece could have added a second goal in stoppage time but

Yannis Amanatidis' close-range effort hit the post.

The start of the match was delayed by 50 minutes due to a

thunderstorm.

Greece next play Bosnia on Wednesday.

Scoring Summary

  • Greece
  • Norway
 

Match Stats

  • Greece
  • Norway
0(0) Shots (on goal) 0(0)
0 Fouls 0
0 Corner kicks 0
0 Offsides 0
0% Time of Possession 0%
2 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
0 Saves 0

Teams

  • Greece
  • Norway
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