Jose Holebas ensured the the Irish ended 2012 without the victory they craved as Giovanni Trapattoni's youngsters were undone by Greece
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Bayer Leverkusen are closing in on the signing of Greece defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos from Bundesliga rivals Werder Bremen.
The only obstacle to the move is Bremen's asking price, but Leverkusen's general manager Wolfgang Holzhauser still hopes to negotiate a deal this summer.
On 6th October 2001, Man Utd midfielder David Beckham scored a brilliant last-minute free-kick to secure a 2-2 draw against Greece at Old Trafford and book England's place in the 2002 World Cup in Japan and South Korea. Becks played a blinder that day, his best display for England.
With economic conditions in Greece remaining perilous, one of the country's football clubs has come up with a novel way of attracting sponsorship money - by displaying the name of a local brothel on their shirts.
Voukefala, from the city of Larissa, revealed the innovative deal this week, and club president Giannis Batziolas explained the decision in good humour.
"When we announced to the players that our sponsor would be a brothel they wanted to know about bonuses," Batziolas told NovaSport FM radio station.
Dimitris Salpingidis scores a late penalty for Greece.
Miroslav Klose nets Germany's third from a corner.
Greece break to score an unexpected equaliser.