World Cup 2014 team preview – Greece

Captain: Mario Yepes

Manager: Jose Pekerman

 

Analyst call them the weakest side from Europe, But hey they won Euro 2004 when no one is expected them to. But Not this time I think.

 

Notable Strength – Kostas Mitroglou if he can score a bunch of goal , its good thing for Greece. And team spirit ! Even limited resources , it seems that Greece can find a way through.

Notable Weakness – Missing midfield creativity .

 

Projected Starting XI

 

 

Goalkeeper – Orestis Karnezis can start for Greece

Defenders – Starting at Greece defense could Sokratis Papastathopoulos  , Kostas Manolas , Jose Holebas  ,   Vasilis Torosidis  

Midfielders –  If Greece can make a difference , it will depend on their midfield Giorgos Karagounis is the main man the midfield for them ,  Giorgios Samaras could also help from the midfield position. Kostas Katsouranis is on that midfield mix

Forwards –  Kostas Mitroglou struggle at fulham , if he can changed that , he could make a difference for greece. if he score lots and lots of goal.

Key Player – Kostas Mitroglou  will likely be the key man for victory for greece , but Giorgos Karagounis is also very crucial for them.

Notable Missing Players – Kostas Fortounis could contribute to that midfield , but he’s not included in the final 23.

Surprise –  If Greece , can surprise , it can be cruising out of the group stages and upset a favorite team.

 

One to Watch –  Kostas Mitroglou if he deliver goals for greece or not.

Young Star – Greece selected a experienced squad , but 22 year old Kostas Manolas might be starting at the defense for them.

 

Projection

Getting out of the Group Stage is excellent finish for them.

Complete Squad

 

Goalkeepers: Orestis Karnezis (Granada), Panagiotis Glykos (PAOK), Stefanos Kapino (Panathinaikos)

Defenders: Kostas Manolas(Olympiacos), Giannis Maniatis(Olympiacos), Jose Holebas (Olympiacos), Sokratis Papastathopoulos (Borussia Dortmund), Giorgios Tzavellas (PAOK), Loukas Vyntra (Levante), Vasilis Torosidis (Roma), Vangelis Moras (Verona)

Midfielders: Alexandros Tziolis (Kayserispor), Andreas Samaris (Olympiacos), Kostas Katsouranis (PAOK), Giorgos Karagounis (Fulham), Panagiotis Tachtsidis (Torino), Ioannis Fetfatzidis (Genoa), Lazaros Christodoulopoulos (Bologna) Panagiotis Kone (Bologna)

Forwards: Dimitris Salpingidis (PAOK), Giorgios Samaras (Celtic), Kostas Mitroglou (Fulham), Theofanis Gekas (Konyaspor)

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