Euro 2012 co-hosts Poland kept their chances of a quarter-finals berth alive on Tuesday after drawing 1-1 with Russia, putting on ice their opponents' hopes of clinching the first slot in the knock-out phase.
Polish midfielder Jakub Blaszczykowski (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring during the Euro 2012 championships football match Poland vs Russia at the National Stadium in Warsaw. The match ended in a 1-1 draw.
The Poles, needing to take at least a point from the Group A match in the wake of their 1-1 tournament opener against Greece on Friday, were keenly aware of Russia's high-octane 4-1 performance against the Czech Republic the same night.
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