Euro 2012: Greece captain eyes record against Russia

Updated: 15 June 2012 18:22 IST

Greece captain Giorgos Karagounis is set to equal his country's appearance record of 120 matches in Saturday's must-win group game against Russia at the European Championship.

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Greece captain Giorgos Karagounis is set to equal his country's appearance record of 120 matches in Saturday's must-win group game against Russia at the European Championship.

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Defensive midfielder Theo Zagorakis set the record in 2007.

Karagounis is one of three remaining players in the Greece squad from the winning team at Euro 2004.

The 35-year-old midfielder and his teammates have to beat leader Russia in their final Group A game to advance in the tournament, after losing 2-1 to the Czech Republic and drawing 1-1 with co-host Poland.

Coach Fernando Santos is missing first-choice goalkeeper Costas Chalkias and central defender Avraam Papadopoulos.

Topics : Football Giorgos Karagounis Euro 2012 Greece Alou Diarra Lech Poznan
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