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Euro 2012: Fans trickle in from crisis-hit Greece

sports Updated: Jun 08, 2012 22:39 IST

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There's no sea of blue-and-white to greet Greece this time around.

Fans from the crisis-hit country trickled in for the opening European Championship match against co-host Poland, setting up lively pockets of partying in Warsaw's Old Town.

Since its stunning victory at Euro 2004, Greece has attracted legions of fans to major tournaments, also drawing support from large immigrant communities around the world. In 2008, Greece fans laid siege to the Austrian city of Salzburg with noisy supporters briefly taking over upmarket cafes to the combined amusement and astonishment of locals.

It was a different picture on Friday.