Apr 26, 2014
Greece find themselves in a group that includes Colombia, Ivory Coast and Japan and if this World Cup was being played in Europe you would give the tenacious European outfit a great chance of getting through to the next round, however they will find the conditions in South America a different kettle of fish.
At home on their own continent Greece are a tough unit to negotiate, but while they do have an outside chance of scraping into the next round, more than likely they will fail to progress beyond this stage as previous history suggests.
Colombia appear the team most likely to win Group C which means Greece will be battling with the Ivory Coast for the second spot, with Japan an outside chance of figuring in the Round of 16 equation.
Greece can defend with the best of them but scoring goals will be there problem in South America and we expect them to exit at the group stage.
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Greece will provide strong opposition during the group stages but the more attacking Colombia and Ivory Coast will be a handful for them in South America.
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Group C Draw for Greece
Greece will meet Colombia, Ivory Coast and Japan in Group C and they play their first match against Colombia on Sunday 15th June 2014 at 2am in the morning (Australian time).
|Sun 15 Jun||Colombia||vs||Greece||2am||Belo Horizonte||Bet now|
|Fri 20 Jun||Japan||vs||Greece||8am||Natal||Bet now|
|Wed 25 Jun||Greece||vs||Ivory Coast||6am||Fortaleza||Bet now|
Greece World Cup Squad
The 30 man Greece World Cup provisional squad for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, South America.
Defenders: Jose Holebas, Giannis Maniatis, Kostas Manolas, Avraam Papadopoulos (Olympiakos), Sokratis Papastathopoulos (Borussia Dortmund), Dimitris Siovas (Olympiakos), Vasilis Torosidis (Roma), Giorgios Tzavellas (PAOK), Loukas Vyntra (Levante)
Midfielders: Lazaros Christodoulopoulos (Bologna), Ioannis Fetfatzidis (Genoa), Kostas Fortounis (Kaiserslautern), Giorgos Karagounis (Fulham), Kostas Katsouranis (PAOK), Panagiotis Kone (Bologna), Sotiris Ninis (PAOK), Andreas Samaris (Olympiakos), Panagiotis Tachtsidis (Torino), Alexandros Tziolis (Kayserispor)
Forwards: Theofanis Gekas (Konyaspor), Kostas Mitroglou (Fulham), Dimitris Papadopoulos (Atromitos), Dimitris Salpingidis (PAOK), Georgios Samaras (Celtic)
Head Coach for the Greece World Cup squad is Fernando Santos and team captain is Giorgos Karagounis.
World Cup players to watch for Greece
Giorgos Karagounis, the star of Greece’s Euru 2004 title victory is still going strong and his place as an icon of Greek sport is assured. The midfielder will be an important driving force for his country in Brazil.
Veteran Dimitrios Salpingidis up front is a speedy conveyance for opponents to counter, while Konstantinos Mitroglou was an impressive finisher scoring five goals during qualification to underline his World Cup potential.
Visit our Group C page for more information on teams competing in this group at the 2014 World Cup.
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