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Last Updated: Tuesday, 6 July, 2004, 01:36 GMT 02:36 UK
In pictures: Joy in Athens
Crowds in Athens on Tuesday
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The Greek football team has arrived back in Athens to a delirious reception from thousands of fans.
Theodoros Zagorakis and Otto Rehhagel at Athens airport on Monday
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Team captain Theodoros Zagorakis and Greece coach Otto Rehhagel emerged from the airport bearing the trophy aloft in triumph.
Crowds besiege the team bus
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A ceremony at Panathinaikon stadium began more than an hour late as the bus carrying the team inched thorough the crowds.
Team captain Theodoros Zagorakis lifts the trophy
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More than 35,000 people packed the stadium, along with Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis.
Otto Rehhagel at the stadium
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Special praise has been reserved for the coach Mr Rehhagel, credited with transforming the team into one of champions.
Thousands of Greek fans celebrate in Omonia Square, central Athens, early on Monday
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The homecoming follows a night of wild celebrations after the team's 1-0 defeat of Portugal on Sunday.
A Greek fan celebrates outside City Hall early on Monday
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"Greek team, great team", the crowds sang. The national colours of blue and white were everywhere.
Greek fans react as Angelos Charisteas celebrates his goal on a video screen outside the Athens City Hall on Sunday
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The fans at home were almost as stunned as the Portuguese by the shock victory.




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