Euro 2012: Poland v. Greece Open Thread

He's excited!

Poland v. Greece
UEFA Euro 2012 Group A
Friday, June 8, Noon ET/9AM PT
National Stadium, Warsaw, Poland
TV: ESPN Online: WatchESPN

Wojciech Szczesny's Poland (well, I guess technically he doesn't own them, but still) takes on Euro 2004 winners Greece in the opening match of the tournament. You can read TSF's Adnan Ilyas' take on Poland here; Greece is the other team in the tournament. Seriously, I got nothin'. Anyway, pregame festivities start at 11.30 ET and kickoff's at noon, so if you like pageantry, banners, and adorable moppets in team kits tune in early!

[Ted here] UPDATE: the lineups are out! From Kevin McCauley over at the main soccer site:

Poland starting lineup (4-2-3-1): Wojciech Szczesny; Sebastian Boenisch, Damien Perquis, Marcin Wasilewski, Lukasz Piszczek; Rafal Murawski, Eugen Polanski; Maciej Rybus, Ludovic Obraniak, Jakub Blaszczykowski; Robert Lewandowski

Greece starting lineup (4-3-3): Kostas Chalkias; Jose Holebas, Avraam Papadopoulos, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Vasilis Torosidis; Giannis Maniatis, Kostas Katsouranis, Giorgos Karagounis; Georgios Samaras, Theofanis Gekas, Sotiris Ninis

Remember the rules, kids: No illegal streams, go easy on the pics and keep them under 300 pixels, be cool to each other.

(There will be a separate thread for the Russia/Czech Republic game)

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