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Zagorakis and Karagounis become Euro 2020 ambassadors

Zagorakis and Karagounis become Euro 2020 ambassadors

Theodoros Zagorakis and Giorgos Karagounis, both 2004 European champions, have become UEFA Euro 2020 ambassadors.

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Last week, UEFA revealed more Euro 2020 ambassadors, with both Zagorakis and Karagounis included in the list. In 2004, the pair were vital members of the Greek national team which shocked Europe in Portugal, historically winning the European championship against all odds. Zagorakis was the captain of his country, hoisting the trophy above his head after defeating the host nation 1-0 in the final. 

Incidentally, Angelos Charisteas and Antonis Nikopolidis - fellow 2004 European champions - had already been confirmed as Euro 2020 ambassadors in March.

All Euro 2020 ambassadors are tasked with supporting and promoting the competition which will take place in 12 different cities next summer. The tournament will be held between June 12 and July 2020.

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Karagounis, 42, responded to the news with this following post on his official Instagram account:

Sadly for Greece, the Ethniki Omada are highly unlikely to be involved in Euro 2020, with the side currently languishing in fifth place of Group J in qualifying with a mere five points in five games. The team recently lost 1-0 to Finland on the road and drew 1-1 against Liechtenstein at the Olympic Stadium in Athens.

 

by Shaun Nicolaides

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