Greece Team

Greece shocked the whole of football when they won the European Championship back in 2004, but a repeat of that feat is almost unimaginable. Greece have been drawn alongside Poland, Russia and the Czech Republic in Group A and the bookmakers have made them outsiders to come out on top.

How They Qualified

Their improvements to Euro 2012 ended up being barely incredible, but Greece did handle to finish off their passing promotion with an unconquered record. They started slowly with draws against Georgia and Croatia before embarking on a five-game winning run that put them in a strong position to reach this tournament.

Star Players

Greece is warring on the health of midfielder Sotiros Ninis in front of Euro 2012. The 21-year-old, who saw little playing time at the 2010 World Cup, played a starring role for the Greeks until he damaged cruciate knee ligaments during the Euro 2012 qualifier against Israel.

While Greece did go on to reach this competition without him, the absence of Ninis would be a major blow to coach Fernando Santos’ plans. The Panathinaikos man is expected to return to action in late March and, if all goes well, that should give him enough time to build up fitness ahead of Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine.