- Title: POLAND: FOOTBALL/SOCCER: Polish fans not giving up hope in Euro 2012
- Date: 9th June 2012
- Summary: MAN WITH HIS SONS IN POLISH COLOURED WIG AND RATTLE
- Embargoed: 24th June 2012 13:00
- Location: Poland
- Country: Poland
- Topics: Sports
- Reuters ID: LVABVT3UGOX4NTAFWUZSY5V2MX0S
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- Story Text: Polish fans still confident as co-hosts draw 1-1 with Greece at first opening match of Euro 2012, and Greek fans says it couldn't have been predicted.
Polish fans are still confident of victory in the Euro 2012 after Greece fought back to draw 1-1 with the co-hosts Poland in the opening matchon Friday (June 08).
After an action-packed Group A clash with 10 men, fans who watched the match in Warsaw's public viewing areas said they thought their team were too complacent after the first goal, and that it would be better against Russia next week.
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.
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