With the tournament curtain-raiser just a few hours away and the weight of the nation on their shoulders, co-hosts Poland will be desperate to start their Euro 2012 campaign with a win over Greece when both sides meet at the Narodowy Stadium in Warsaw this evening.
Poland, the lowest-ranked nation in the tournament according to the latest FIFA rankings, will then face Russia and the Czech Republic as they seek to make it out of group A.
Meanwhile, eight years on from arguably the country’s greatest sporting achievement, the 2004 champions Greece will be looking to give their fans something to cheer about.
Fernando Santos’ men who are viewed by many as rank outsiders conceded just five times in 10 qualifying matches, but looked weak in attack.
The game kicks off at 18.00 local time.