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Last Updated: Saturday, 26 June, 2004, 14:33 GMT 15:33 UK
Charisteas eyes final spot

Angelos Charisteas heads home Greece's winner against France
Greece hero Angelos Charisteas believes his side can reach the final of Euro 2004 after their sensational 1-0 quarter-final win over holders France.

Charisteas headed home the second-half winner to book their last four berth.

"Anything can happen now. We must try and play as well as we can and hope for the best," said Charisteas.

"But certainly the conditions are there for us to go further. I'm pleased to have scored but it's more important we have got into the semi-finals."

Defender Trianos Dellas and coach Otto Rehhagel admitted the Greek's surprise success in Portugal was down to teamwork and preparation.

"The beauty of football is that things like this can always happen," said Dellas.

"The team played the game to perfection and we can only hope that we can produce more performances like this."

Rehhagel added: "We do not have Brazilian or English characteristics so my job has been to produce a model that the Greek players are comfortable with."

Greece will face the winners of the Czech Republic-Denmark quarter-final on Sunday in Porto for a place in the 4 July final.

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