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TEAM NEWS: Salpingidis earns start for Greece against Czech Republic

TEAM NEWS: Salpingidis earns start for Greece against Czech Republic

After scoring against Poland, the PAOK forward has made Fernando Santos' starting XI for their clash against the side which suffered a heavy loss to Russia four days ago

Greece are set to face the Czech Republic with a makeshift central defence pairing as Avraam Papadopoulos suffered an injury in the opener against Poland, while Sokratis Papastathopoulos was sent off. Kyriakos Papadopolous is set to start at centre-half and will be partnered with Kostast Katsouranis.

Dimitris Salpingidis has earned a place in the starting XI, following his heroics against Franciszek Smuda's men. For the Czech Republic, Roman Hubnik makes place for David Limbersky, while Jan Rezek is replaced by veteran Tomas Hubschman.

Greece (4-3-3)
: Chalkias; Torossidis, K. Papadopoulos, Katsouranis, Holebas; Fotakis, Maniatis, Karagounis;  Salpingidis, Samaras, Fortounis

Subs: Tzorvas, Sifakis, Tzavellas, Malezas, K. Papadopoulos, Makos, Ninis, Fetfatzidis, Liberopoulos, Mitroglou, Gekas.

Czech Republic (4-2-3-1): Cech; Gebre Selassie, Sivok, Kadlec, Limbersky; Hubschman, Plasil; Jiracek, Rosicky, Pilar; Baros

Subs: Lastuvka, Drobny, Suchy, Hubnik, Rajtoral, Petrzela, Kolar.

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