Date: 7th September 2015 at 11:01am
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2. Latvia (Euro 2004)

19/6/04 Euro 2004 Germany v Latvia  The Latvian team celebrate their draw with Germany Photo: Offside / L'Equipe

They were the first ever Baltic nation to reach a European finals, and they did it the hard way to make it to the 2004 tournament in Portugal.

In a tough group that also featured Sweden, Poland and Hungary, they did enough to finish second in the group, setting up a play-off match against Turkey, who had finished fourth at the World Cup the previous year.

After narrowly winning the home leg in Riga, they secured a 2-2 draw in Istanbul to win the tie 3-2 on aggregate and qualify for the finals.


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