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Khedira insists Germany won't underestimate Greece
Posted Thursday, June 21, 2012 by SNTV


Sami Khedira is refused to take Germany's Euro 2012 quarter-final opponents, Greece, lightly as he spoke to the media on Wednesday.


SOUNDBITE: (German) Sami Khedira, Germany midfielder

"We've been focusing entirely on the upcoming match against Greece as we've already seen a couple of matches end surprisingly. The Greek team is very good and vastly underrated. We are going to be very focused and cautious. We don't think much about the matches ahead of us. I think it's also too early to talk about finals. We performed very well in the first three matches and we have to make another step. If we get to the semi-finals, we can confront England, Italy or Spain. They are all very good teams. But what matters now is the match with Greece."

SOUNDBITE: (German) Sami Khedira, Germany midfielder

"Now we are focused on Greece. The pressure is huge. We've been analysing their playing style during our training sessions and we've been trying to figure out how to play against them effectively."

    Rank Team W/D/L Pts

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    The Top 3 Teams of Previous Tournaments

    Year Winners Runner-up Third place
    2008SpainGermanyRussia / Turkey
    2004GreecePortugalNetherlands / Czech Republic
    2000FranceItalyNetherlands / Portugal
    1996GermanyCzech RepublicFrance / England
    1992DenmarkGermanyNetherlands / Sweden
    1988NetherlandsSoviet UnionItaly / West Germany
    1984FranceSpainDenmark / Portugal
    1980West GermanyBelgiumCzechoslovakia
    1976CzechoslovakiaWest GermanyNetherlands
    1972West GermanySoviet UnionBelgium
    1964SpainSoviet UnionHungary
    1960Soviet UnionYugoslaviaCzechoslovakia