Football: Euro 2004: French Gods to End Hopes of Fresh Greek Mythology; EURO 2004 BETTING COLUMN IN ASSOCIATION WITH Totesport

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Football: Euro 2004: French Gods to End Hopes of Fresh Greek Mythology; EURO 2004 BETTING COLUMN IN ASSOCIATION WITH Totesport


Byline: ED HAWKINS

FOR a country so proud of its mythology the Greeks know a thing or two about the preposterous. But beating France in the Euro 2004quarterfinals? That's surely stretching it a bit.

Perhaps Greek boss Otto Rehhagel should invoke the spirit of Medusa and try to turn Zinedine Zidane into stone,but then again that would still leave Thierry Henry,Robert Pires, Louis Saha and countless other Gods to petrify before the 8-1 underdogs could begin to feel even remotely confident.

Rehhagel has admitted that his team needs a `miracle'and the odds setters seem to concur with that view.

France are around the 1-2 mark to end the Greeks' voyage at the last-eight stage and it must be a concern for the outsiders that Jacques Santini's men finally hit some damaging form against Switzerland just in time for the knockout phase of a tournament they are solid favourites to win.

Indeed, so confident are the layers of a French victory that some firms offer only 7-4 that Henry alone outscores the entire Greek side and it's a difficult price to argue with.

Henry, who was supposedly in an international drought having not notched for Les Bleus since November, set the record straight with a double against the Swiss.

No one who watched Arsenal last season would have dared questionHenry's scoring record and it's interesting that for the Greek tie it looks as if David Trezeguet will be left out.

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