Sunday, 1 June 2008
Reigning European champions Greece held 0:0 by Armenia in last friendly ahead of Euro 2008
Good news from football field. News headlines report that Reigning European champions Greece could not find the net as they finished their warm-up matches for Euro 2008 against Armenia on Sunday evening. It was the last friendly for Greece ahead of Euro-2008. A pretty dismal result for Greece (0:0). Not bad at all for Armenia.
Unfortunately, I did not watch the match, but reports vary in their assessment of the game. The AP mentions that The Greeks dominated for large spells of the game but rarely posed a threat to Armenia goalkeeper Gevorg Kasparov. IA Regnum considers the game as equal, or even with more advantages from the Armenian side.
Either Greeks are not in a proper form, or Armenians are in a good form, or both. Even though Armenia did not pass through to the final leg of Euro 2008, this sort of matches are important for keeping fit and give me a hope that in coming World Cup qualifying football matches, the first one to be against Turkey in Yerevan on 6 September we may well witness a good football. I really hope so and look forward to it. Draws with champions are not bad, but Armenian football team has to get into habit of winning too.
*source of photo - Goal.com