Tuesday May 13 2014
Greece squad for World Cup

There are five Serie A based players in the preliminary Greece squad for the World Cup.

Coach Fernando Santos named a list of 29 men to prepare for the tournament in Brazil, which will be cut to 23.

There are several familiar names to followers of Italian football, including Roma’s Vasilis Torosidis and Torino midfielder Panagiotis Tachtsidis.

Bologna duo Panagiotis Kone and Lazaros Christodoulopoulis will be hoping to put relegation behind them on international duty.

The fifth figure is Genoa wide man Ioannis Fetfatzidis.

Greece World Cup squad

Goalkeepers: Alexandros Tzorvas (Apollon Smyrnis), Michalis Sifakis (Atromitos), Orestis Karnezis (Granada), Panaglotis Glykos (PAOK), Stefanos Kapino (Panathinaikos)

Defenders: Avraam Papadopoulos, Dimitris Siovas, Kostas Manolas (Olympiacos), Sokratis Papastathopoulos (Borussia Dortmund), Giannis Maniatis, Jose Holebas (Olympiacos), Giorgios Tzavellas (PAOK), Loukas Vyntra (Levante), Vasilis Torosidis (Roma)

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

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

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