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Greece Team for 2010 World Cup

Sometimes the coach of a team deserves generous dollops of credit for the success of the team he manages. This is indeed the case with the Greece national football team as they continue to trek on the peak of Success under the able and watchful guidance of their coach Otto Rehhagel.

Greece started off their plough to South Africa by registering convincing and notable wins against Luxembourg, Moldova and Latvia. They managed to score eight goals against the three mentioned teams and let nothing go past their defense and goalkeeper. This is only their second appearance in the FIFA World Cup finals. Post their impressive start the team lost to Switzerland, but hit back hard with two home and away wins against Israel. This exhilarating accomplishment was again overshadowed by a humiliating 0-2 loss against Switzerland. The Greeks then went on to draw their match against Moldova, a draw that saw Switzerland in the driver’s seat. However, a well earned victory against Latvia did wonders for the campaign of the Greeks and a victory against Luxembourg in their last qualifying match saw them home. “The players have been rewarded for their incredible passion and competitive spirit. We said that before achieving success you need to have the Gods on your side,” said Otto Rehhagel. A well carved out statement indeed.

The Greeks will look to thrive on the performances of star defender Sotirios Kyrgiakos and former Inter Milan and Benfica midfielder Karagounis. Sotirios Kyrgiakos is a Greek legend who has ‘put in’ the most number of qualifying minutes in the Greek squad; a lot will be expected from him. Greece will also look to avenge their debacle at USA 1994, where there campaign was crushed by a rampaging Argentina (4-0), Bulgaria and Nigeria. Their degrading loss at the group stages matches in their first ever FIFA World Cup will look to be amended. The Greeks are raring to have a go at their competition, but their success will depend on the heroism they exhibit at South Africa; that is beyond doubt indeed.
Greece Football Team For FIFA World Cup 2010
The Pre-World Cup list of players for Greece is given below.                                                        
Kostas Chalkias
Michalis Sifakis
Alexandros Tzorvas
Georgios Galitsios
 Right back
Sotirios Kyrgiakos
 Centre back
Stelios Malezas
Kostas Manolas
 Centre back / Right back
Stergos Marinos
 Right back, Right winger
Vangelis Moras
 Centre back / Sweeper
Avraam Papadopoulos
 Centre back
Sokratis Papastathopoulos
 Centre back
Giourkas Seitaridis
 Right back / Centre back
Nikos Spiropoulos
 Left back
Vasilis Torosidis
 Defender, Midfielder, Winger
Georgios Tzavelas
 Left Back/Left wing back
Loukas Vyntra
 Full back, Centre back, Sweeper
Giorgos Karagounis
 Attacking midfielder (Captain)
Kostas Katsouranis
 Midfielder / Centre back
Grigoris Makos
Sotiris Ninis
 Attacking midfielder
Christos Patsatzoglou
 Defensive midfielder / Defender
Sakis Prittas
Alexandros Tziolis
 Defensive midfielder
Angelos Charisteas 
 Striker / Winger
Lazaros Christodoulopoulos
 Winger / Second striker / Attacking midfielder
Theofanis Gekas
Pantelis Kapetanos
Kostas Mitroglou
Dimitris Salpigidis
 Striker / Right winger
Georgios Samaras
 Striker / Winger

Date - Time Venue
12-June 14:30 Nelson Mandela Bay/Port Elizabeth Korea Republic Korea Republic vs Greece Greece Korea won by 2-0
17-June 17:00 Mangaung / Bloemfontein Greece Greece vs Nigeria Nigeria Greece won by 2-1
22-June 21:30 Polokwane Greece Greece vs Argentina Argentina Argentina won by 2-0

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