International Herald Tribune, France
June 1 2008


Greece held 0-0 by Armenia in last friendly ahead of Euro 2008
The Associated PressPublished: June 1, 2008


OFFENBACH, Germany: Armenia held Greece to a 0-0 draw Sunday in the
defending champion's final warm-up game ahead of the European
Championship.

The Greeks dominated for large spells of the game but rarely posed a
threat to Armenia goalkeeper Gevorg Kasparov.

Angelos Charisteas had a good chance in the 37th minute when Kasparov
dropped the ball, but the Nurenberg striker failed to get a shot off
before the ball rolled out of play.

Costas Katsouranis tried to break the deadlock with a long-range shot
in the 88th, but it was well saved by Kasparov.

Greece opens play at Euro 2008 against Sweden on June 10, before
taking on Russia and Spain in Group D.

Greece beat Cyprus 2-0 and lost 3-2 against Hungary in its other two
pre-tournament friendlies.

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Lineups:

Greece: Antonis Nikopolidis, Giourkas Seitaridis, Sotiris Kyrgiakos,
Traianos Dellas (Paraskevas Antzas, 46), Nikos Spiropoulos (Vassilis
Torosidis, 46), Costas Katsouranis, Angelos Basinas, Giorgos
Karagounis (Christos Patsatzoglou), Angelos Charisteas, Ioannis
Amanatidis (Fanis Gekas, 46), Dimitris Salpingidis (Georgios Samaras,
46).

Armenia: Gevorg Kasparov, Aghvan Lazarian, Robert Arzumanyan, Sargis
Hovsepyan, Ararat Arakelyan, Gevorg Ghazaryan (Samvel Melkonyan, 60),
Aleksandr Tadevosyan, Levon Pachajyan, Hamlet Mkhitaryan (Arthur
Minasyan, 65), Marcos Pizzelli (Ara Hakobyan, 54), Arthur Voskanyan.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress