The Czech Republic and Greece on Sunday became the first teams competing in Euro 2012 to arrive in Poland, a UEFA official said, with the opening matches in the tournament less than a week away.
Both teams have been drawn with tournament co-hosts Poland and Russia in Group A, with the first matches on Friday. Poland take on Euro 2004 champions Greece in the opener in the capital Warsaw, while Russia plays the Czech Republic in the south-western city of Wroclaw.
A UEFA official told AFP that the Czech Republic arrived in Wroclaw from Prague in a specially-chartered high-speed train, with the locomotive pulling the squad decked out in the red, white and blue livery of the team colours.
"I don't even remember the last time I caught a train," defender Theodor Gebre Selassie was quoted as saying on UEFA.com before boarding the service that took them over the border.
"It could be when I was small and went to visit my grandfather. It's certainly more convenient than going by bus. I hope a lot of our fans will follow the same tracks to come and support us for a few days.
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