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Euro Cup 1333783 8 Euro 2012: Group A - action gallery 31123436 Leap of faith Leap+of+faith Euro Cup

Czech needed a good performance today against the home team of Poland to advance to the quarters. They got just that.

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Euro Cup 1333783 8 Euro 2012: Group A - action gallery 31125436 Head games Head+games Euro Cup

When it was all setteled, the complicated Euro standings formulas spit out Czech and Greece as the Group A winners.

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Euro Cup 1333783 8 Euro 2012: Group A - action gallery 31125434 Gut Czech Gut+Czech Euro Cup

The Czech Republic gutted out a gritty win to take Group A and advance to the quarters.

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Euro Cup 1333783 8 Euro 2012: Group A - action gallery 31125437 On top On+top Euro Cup

Czech Republic literally and figuratively jumped to the top of the Group A standings and won the group, advancing past Poland and Russia to the quarters.

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Euro Cup 1333783 8 Euro 2012: Group A - action gallery 31125433 Ball control Ball+control Euro Cup

Poland's Grzegorz Wojtkowiak, left, tries to get the ball from Czech Republic's Milan Baros.
 

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Euro Cup 1333783 8 Euro 2012: Group A - action gallery 31125428 Gimme that Gimme+that Euro Cup

Poland's Ludovic Obraniak and Czech Republic's Petr Jiracek fight for the ball as it goes out of bounds.

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Euro Cup 1333783 8 Euro 2012: Group A - action gallery 31125427 We needed that! We+needed+that%21 Euro Cup

As Greece deals with political turmoil on their home soil, the country can use their national team as a way to escape the pressures of home.

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Euro Cup 1333783 8 Euro 2012: Group A - action gallery 31125432 Watch and learn Watch+and+learn Euro Cup

As this goal crossed the line, it began to sink in for Russia that they may not make it past the group stage, meanwhile the country of Greece celebrated.

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Euro Cup 1333783 8 Euro 2012: Group A - action gallery 31125429 By Giorgos! By+Giorgos%21 Euro Cup

Giorgos Karagounis scored the winning goal that sent Russia home.

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Euro Cup 1333783 8 Euro 2012: Group A - action gallery 31125431 Strike a pose Strike+a+pose Euro Cup

Greece can show off all they want, as they overcame the odds and advances past Russia into the quarters.

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Euro Cup 1333783 8 Euro 2012: Group A - action gallery 31125430 This close This+close Euro Cup

If Russia managed to score one goal today, they would be preparing for quarterfinal play next week. But it wasn't meant to be.

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Euro Cup 1333783 8 Euro 2012: Group A - action gallery 31125435 Judo kick Judo+kick Euro Cup

Poland got knocked out of Euro 2012, but they didn't go down without a fight.

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