Jun 12, 2012 12:03 PM EDT
Crowds are gathered at the Municipal Stadium in Wroclaw as Greece vs. Czech Republic prepare to kick off their Group A match at 12 p.m. E.T. The match is the first of the second round of games and will be shown live on ESPN as well as through online streaming on ESPN3 (details found below).
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Although the Czech Republic are probably the favorites for the tie, both sides will remember how Greece eliminated Czech from the semi-finals in Euro 2004. In that tournament the winning goal was scored by Traianos Dellas in a special "Silver Goal" featured during that championships.
Today's game is a must win for the Czech Republic. After their defeat in their opening game, if they lose again today they will be the first team to be eliminated from the tournament.
Czech Chelsea goalkeeper, Petr Cech has said, "We have no other option than to beat Greece."
Greece did well in their opening game against Poland, coming back from a goal down to draw the tie, and they will be looking to build upon that against the Czech Republic today. Greece, of course, won the European Championships in 2004, in one of the most shocking results in world tournament soccer.
If the Czech Republic lose today it will be first time they have lost four Euro finals matches in a row, as they lose their final two games in Euro 2008.
The Greece vs Czech Republic game will be shown live on ESPN and can be watched online through live streaming on ESPN3 by clicking HERE.
Players for Czech Republic: Cech, Gebre Selassie, Sivok, Kadlec, Limbersky, Hubschman, Plasil, Jiracek, Rosicky, Pilar, Baros. Substitutes: Lastuvka, Suchy, Hubnik, Necid, Rezek, Petrzela, Rajtoral, Kolar, Pekhart, Lafata, Darida, Drobny.
Greece: Chalkias, Maniatis, Papadopoulos, Torosidis, Holebas, Karagounis, Fotakis, Katsouranis, Fortounis, Samaras, Salpingidis. Greece substitutes: Tzorvas, Tzavelas, Malezas, Makos, Liberopoulos, Mitroglou, Gekas, Ninis, Fetfatzidis, Sifakis.
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