2008 - Kiitos, Venäjä - Спасибо, Россия!
Goal hero Andrei Arshavin pauses for a bear hug by Konstantin Zyryanov. Molodtsi.
Diniyar Bilyaletdinov had been a bit nervy before the match, but the Russians have seriously shaped up during these games: "Football is a man's game and character comes into it a lot. Maturity is when you learn quickly from your mistakes and don't repeat them in the future. You shouldn't fall into the same trap twice." Apparently, coach Guus Hiddink had given the boys the Marine sergeant treatment before the battle with Greece - and it paid off against "well-disciplined" Sweden.
Photos stolen from DN.se and euro2008.uefa.com, if anyone's interested...