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Russia Beats Sweden, Spain Downs Greece at Euro 2008


Russia has beaten Sweden, 2-0 while Spain downed Greece, 2-1 in Group-D action at the European football championships in Innsbruck, Austria.

The Russians got goals from Roman Pavlyuchenko in the 24th minute and Andrei Arshavin in the 50th minute to seal the win and secure a berth in the quarterfinals. The Russians face the Netherlands in the round of eight in Basel, Switzerland, Saturday.

Meanwhile, Spain remained undefeated with its win over Greece. Dani Guiza and Ruben de la Red scored second-half goals for the Spanish while Angelos Charisteas scored the Greeks' only goal. The defending champions ended group play with no wins and no draws in group play.

Spain will face Italy in the quarterfinals in Vienna Sunday.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and AP.

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