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1800: Greece get the game underway.
1759: The anthems are over and players are shaking hands. Kick off is moments away. If Greek captain Giorgios Karagounis or defender Jose Holebas are booked today, they will miss the final group match against Russia for picking up two bookings. Nobody for the Czech Republic is a yellow card away from a suspension.
1743: With thousands of Rssuians in Warsaw, we will keep you updated with our very own Graham Dunbar’s journey to the National Stadium in Warsaw, along with AP colleague Steve Douglas, for today’s late match between Poland and Russia. There are reports of some scuffled between Polish riot police and Russian fans.
1743: gdunbarap: Too late to get tram to stadium, now following the Russian fans marching across the bridge over Vistula river, with riot police escort (via Twitter)
1739: Gatopoulos adds that the Czech fans are out in force for this one: “The Czechs, 100 kilometers from the border, are heavily outnumbering the Greeks on a sunny day in Wroclaw.” Derek Gatopoulos, AP’s man in Greece, reports that there is a surprising number of Scottish people in Wroclaw. “Curiously a lot of Scots are in the city in football shirts and kilts, even though they are not in the competition. So Tartan Army meets the Spartan Army,” he says.
1733: After their 4-1 defeat to Russia, the Czech Republic knows that if they lose today to 2004 winner Greece, they will be the first side out of the tournament. Milan Baros, who was joint top scorer in 2004, leads the attack for the Czech’s with support from the likes of captain Tomas Rosicky and widemen Vaclav Pilar and Petr Jiracek.
1723: Stephane Lannoy from France is the referee. If Greece win, the Czech Republic will be out of Euro 2012 after two defeats. Greece will have to start with two different center backs after injury to Avraam Papadopoulos and the suspension of Sokratis Papastathopoulos.
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