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2014 World Cup: Greece Announces 30-man Provisional Roster

2014 World Cup Nation Profile Greece

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Greece Men’s International Team released their 30-man preliminary roster on Wednesday, May 14th. Coach Fernando Santos selected Fulham striker Kostas Mitroglou despite the issues he had once he moved to the club. Mitroglou, 26, scored three goals in the aggregrate win over Romania in the playoffs.

Santos also included Panathinaikos players Stefanos Kapino and Nikos Karelis. The two were part of the huge turn around for Panathinaikos that helped them recover from a rough league start to win the league. PAOK will be sending four of their own to represent Greece in the 2014 World Cup.

Greece was drawn into Group C and will faces Colombia, Japan and Ivory Coast. Greece will face Colombia on June 14 in Belo Horizonte. They then face Japan on June 19th in Natal. Their final group match will be against the Ivory Coast on June 24th in Fortaleza.

Greece will trim down their 30-man roster to a 23-man roster on Monday, May 19th. It will be interesting to see who Santos keeps and who he lets go.

Goalkeepers:

Orestis Karnezis, Granada

Alexandros Tzorvas, Apollon Smyrni

Stefanos Kapino, Panathinaikos

Panagiotis Glykos, PAOK

Midfielders:

Giorgos Karagounis, Fulham

Costas Katsouranis, PAOK

Alexandros Tziolis, Kayserispor

Yiannis Fetfatzidis, Genoa

Lazaros Christodoulopoulos, Bologna

Panagiotis Kone, Bologna

Costas Fortounis, Kaiserslautern

Panagiotis Tachtsidis, Torino

Andreas Samaris, Olympiakos

Forwards:

Dimitris Salpingidis, PAOK

Georgios Samaras, Celtic

Fanis Gekas, Konyaspor

Kostas Mitroglou, Fulham

Dimitris Papadopoulos, Atromitos

Stefanos Athanasiadis,PAOK

Nikos Karelis, Panathinaikos

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US Men’s National Team: Preliminary 30-man 2014 World Cup Provisional Roster Announced

Chrs Blakely writes for Stoppage Time Soccer. You can follow him on Twitter @TheRealCBlakely or had him to your network on Google.

 

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