Achieving the performance deserving the European Champions, Greece defeated Turkey with a single second half goal to qualify for the Euro 2008 finals. And they still have two games remaining. Greece dominated the game having numerous chances to score more goals but sloppy finishing and solid goalkeeping kept Turkey hoping until late in the game. Turkey are now in danger of missing the Euro 2008 finals with Norway having the advantage for winning the second qualifying spot in Group C. Norway will host Turkey on November 17th in a do-or-die game for both teams.

England is also in a difficult position after losing to Russia in a 2-1 decision. In this game, Rooney went from here to zero after scoring England’s go-ahead goal but also committing the penalty that gave Russia the tying goal. England continues to enjoy second place in Group E with 2 points more than Russia but also with a game on hand. Croatia is comfortably leading the group as we approach the final sprint of the qualifying stage.

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