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11.49am: Here's the latest from Associated Press's man in Warsaw: "Football fans are gathering in their national colours in the Polish cities of Warsaw and Wroclaw ahead of two decisive games at the European Championship that will determine who advances to the quarter finals.
Thousands of Russia supporters are in Warsaw to watch their team play Greece, with police on high alert for a potential repeat of clashes between Russian and Polish hooligans that marred a group match between the fierce rivals on Tuesday.

"The two countries were enemies for centuries and authorities fear more street brawls in the capital. Police used rubber bullets and tear gas to combat Tuesday's violence and more than 200 arrests were made.
In Wroclaw, co-host Poland plays the Czech Republic to decide the other quarterfinalist from Group A."

On that cheery note, I'll hand this blog over to Ian McCourt for the rest of the day.

11.29am: Swedish midfielder Sebastian Larsson reckons he got the faintest touch to Theo Walcott's shot in the England v Sweden game last night.

"I threw myself to block the shot, it touched the slightest millimetre of my shin pad but it was enough to cause problems for 'Isak' [goalkeeper Andreas Isaksson] and it went in," he said. "That happens once in a thousand efforts. There's not a lot more to say. Without a doubt, but what does it matter?

"We're desperately disappointed, but it doesn't make any difference. If you want to go through the game, the way it felt on the pitch was that we were clearly the better team. We meet an extremely defensive side that go for long balls, and that's the way they can threaten us, but they win the game. What the hell difference does it make if we were better or not?"

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10.58am: Guardian writer Paul Wilson is stationed in Warsaw for the Greece v Russia game. He doesn't have an awful lot to do, so why not ping him a load of questions to answer to keep him busy. He's doing a live webchat imminently, so fire away here.

10.56am: Here's Greece defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos, who is available for selection again following his red card against Poland, on his country's chances today: "We tend to prevail in the key matches, so that is what we all hope happens. What's important to concentrate on is that we need just one win to make it through."

Striker Fanis Gekas, who scored against the Czechs, added: "Everyone will have to be on their game. I think the way things have turned out could be an advantage - qualification is in our hands and pressure will be on the Russians too."

Five of Russia's players come from Premier League champions Zenit St Petersburg and Greece head coach Fernando Santos said: "They link up automatically, because their players all know each other. They have so many from Zenit and CSKA Moscow. That makes them very strong on the counter-attack. So I think we are very well aware of their abilities and it's up to us to counter them."

Basically, they've had it.

10.48am: Today's Group A matches are both on at the same time this evening, 7.45pm BST. The Czech Republic face Poland, while Greece take on Russia.

Poland must beat the Czech Republic to reach the knockout stages, but have three injury worries (Damien Perquis has a gashed shin, Eugen Polanski has a bruised knee and Dariusz Dudka has aggravated an abdominal strain). Meanwhile Tomas Rosicky is a doubt for the Czechs, for who a draw may be enough, with an achilles injury.

Greece are bottom of Group A and have to thrash Russia and get lucky with the Poland-Czexh Republic result to have any hope of progressing. Given Russia are unbeaten in 16 games, they'll be pushed. They're missing their keeper Kostas Chalkias and their centre-back Avraam Papadopoulos. Russia, however, have a fully fit squad with the only headache facing coach Dick Advocaat whether he plays Aleksandr Kerzhakov or Roman Pavlyuchenko up front.

Good morning: First up, some reaction to England's triumph. Glancing through the papers, looking at the wires, and seeing the pictures of the celebrations in Kiev, it seems England have won Euro 2012. Well done England. There was partying in the streets, beer-swilling and wild scenes. Well done Roy Hodgson and well done England - finally another tournament win that we can cheer on for the next 50 or so years! What's that? All we did was beat Sweden? And only then after nearly throwing the match away? So that's one win and one draw? What's with all the overblown pomp and glory nonsense then? Ah, this is England.

Here are some links for you to be getting on with:

Dominic Fifield on Andy Carroll

Michael Cox's tactical analysis

Barney Ronay on England's surprising flair

And Simon Burnton on what he learned Read More

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