Spain seek rare flying start

June 12, 2004
FARO, Portugal, June 12 (Reuters) - Spain aim to bury their reputation as slow starters in big tournaments by beating Russia in their opening Euro 2004 match on Saturday. Thousands of Spanish fans make the short journey across the border hoping that their side can finally live up to their potential and set the country on course for its first major trophy since they the 1964 European Championship. Russia are aiming to end a miserable run in European Championships in which they have failed to win ...

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