Greeks make Euro 2012 exit with pride in tact
Derek Gatopoulos - The Associated Press
Greece's Dimitris Salpigidis salutes the fans after the Euro 2012 soccer championship quarterfinal match between Germany and Greece in Gdansk, Poland, Friday, June 22, 2012.
The 2004 champions reached the last eight before eventually losing 4-2 to Germany in Gdansk on Friday — a sporting clash that was played out amid the eurozone crisis and ultimately produced more celebration than bitterness.
"We leave with pride. We fought as much as we could," said Greece striker Dimitris Salpigidis, who set up Georgios Samaras' equalizer before scoring a late penalty.
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