Greece Squad Named For World Cup Qualifiers

Greece manager Otto Rehhagel has revealed his full squad for the upcoming World Cup Qualifiers against Luxembourg on September 6 and Latvia on September 10.
There's a familiar look to Rehhagel’s 22-man contingent, with 20-year-old Genoa defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Panathinaikos teenager Sotiris Ninis also getting their first competitive call-ups to the senior national team.

After already having announced the European based players who would make up his selection, Rehhagel added to the list the likes of Avraam Papadopoulos and Vassilis Torosidis, both of Olympiakos and selected goalkeepers Alexandros Tzorvas and Konstantinos Chalkias.

The German has decided not to call up out-of-contract midfielder Stelios Giannakopoulos, who was released by English Premier League side Bolton at the end of last season.

In total, he has called up four players who are based in Germany, three who play for Olympiakos, two who play for AEK and a staggering seven who currently play for Panathinaikos.

Greece squad:

Ioannis Amanatidis (Eintracht Frankfurt), Nikos Lyberopoulos (Eintracht Frankfurt), Giourkas Seitaridis (Atletico Madrid), Giorgios Samaras (Celtic), Kostas Katsouranis (Benfica), Traianos Dellas (Anorthosis Famagusta), Angelos Charisteas (FC Nuremberg), Theofanis Gekas (Bayer Leverkusen), Sokratis Papastathopoulos (Genoa), Vassilis Torosidis (Olympiakos), Christos Patsatzoglou (Olympiakos), Avraam Papadopoulos (Olympiakos), Sotiris Kyrgiakos (AEK), Angelos Basinas (AEK), Konstantinos Chalkias (PAOK), Alexandros Tzorvas (Panathinaikos), Sotiris Ninis (Panathinaikos), Giorgios Karagounis (Panathinaikos), Loukas Vyntra (Panathinaikos), Dimitris Salpiggidis (Panathinaikos), Niko Spyropoulos (Panathinaikos), Alexandros Tziolis (Panathinaikos)

Chris Paraskevas