• FT

    Kazakhstan

    2

    Belgium

    2

  • FT

    Andorra

    0

    Croatia

    6

  • FT

    Finland

    0

    Poland

    0

  • FT

    Slovakia

    2

    Wales

    5

  • FT

    Cyprus

    3

    San Marino

    0

  • FT

    Lithuania

    2

    Faroe Island

    1

  • FT

    Norway

    2

    Greece

    2

  • FT

    Bulgaria

    3

    Luxembourg

    0

  • FT

    Turkey

    3

    Hungary

    0

  • FT

    Slovenia

    1

    Belarus

    0

  • FT

    Bosnia-Herz

    0

    Moldova

    1

  • FT

    Denmark

    4

    Liechtenstei

    0

  • FT

    Iceland

    2

    N Ireland

    1

  • FT

    Czech Rep

    1

    Rep of Ire

    0

  • FT

    Macedonia

    1

    Estonia

    1

  • FT

    Albania

    0

    Netherlands

    1

  • FT

    Ukraine

    1

    Italy

    2

  • FT

    England

    3

    Russia

    0

  • FT

    France

    0

    Scotland

    1

  • FT

    Portugal

    1

    Serbia

    1

  • FT

    Spain

    2

    Latvia

    0

EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFYING

Ullevaal Stadium

Referee: Massimo Busacca | Attendance: 24080

* Local time based on your geographic location.

Norway

  • John Carew 15'
  • John Arne Riise 39'

2 - 2

FT

Greece

  • Sotirios Kyrgiakos 7'
  • Sotirios Kyrgiakos 30'

Norway 2-2 Greece: Holders survive wobble

OSLO, Sept 12 (Reuters) - Two goals by striker Sotirios Kyrgiakos earned Greece a 2-2 draw with Norway that kept them top of Group C in the Euro 2008 qualifiers on Wednesday.

The European champions led twice in the first half thanks to

Kyrgiakos, but Norway hit back both times with goals from

striker John Carew and defender John Arne Riise.

The draw left Greece on 19 points from eight matches, two

more than the second-placed Norway who have played a game more.

'If the European qualifying rounds were a 400 metres race,

we'd be close to the last turn, with maybe 120 metres

remaining,' Greece coach Otto Rehhagel told reporters.

'But if you run out of breath, the opponent can still catch

you. This is not over yet.'

Kyrgiakos opened the scoring from a sixth minute corner,

taking advantage of some poor marking by defender Brede

Hangeland to head past keeper Hakon Opdal and in off the post.

Carew matched that in similar style, beating his marker to

equalise with a header from a corner in the 15th minute.

Kyrgiakos restored Greece's lead in the 29th, following up

the loose ball after Opdal, who had previously kept three

consecutive clean sheets, had only parried a free kick.

Riise levelled for Norway 10 minutes later with a trademark

drive from 20 metres that keeper Konstantinos Chalkias got his

hands on but was unable to keep out.

The Greeks opted to defend for the second half and proved a

match for a series of Norwegian attacks.

Scoring Summary

  • Norway
  • Greece

Match Stats

  • Norway
  • Greece
13(10) Shots (on goal) 6(3)
5 Fouls 8
16 Corner kicks 1
2 Offsides 1
51% Time of Possession 49%
1 Yellow Cards 5
0 Red Cards 0
1 Saves 13

Teams

  • Norway
  • Greece
Substitutes
Substitutions
Yellow Cards
John Carew (67')