Greece walked out of Vilnius today with all three points after a narrow but valuable 1-0 victory over Lithuania. The victory puts Greece at 13 points just three behind Bosnia who have 16 after defeating Latvia 5-0. This insures our team keeps a small as possible gap to retain chances of getting the top spot. The squad did not perform at its best but still got the victory they needed. There was good overall organization and passing as evidenced with terrific flank play which led to the first goal.
Santos used a Spanish style 4-2-3-1 emphasizing wing play. Unlike the previous uses of this formation during Euro 2012 qualifying,
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This Friday, Greece will be resuming their journey to Brazil 2014. After suffering a 3-1 defeat to Bosnia in Zenica, it is absolutely paramount that our team walks away with three points. A victory will keep Greece right behind the Bosnians and ready to take the top spot should they drop a game. Anything less will put first place out ... [read more]
One of the biggest matches in Europe will be taking place this Friday, June 7, in Lisbon. Portugal and Russia will be taking on the most important match in UEFA's Group F. Fabio Capello has led Russia to four wins out of four matches while Bento's side have struggled. A Russian win ... [read more]
Nike has revealed the new kit for the national team today due to be first used against Lithuania on Friday. There would be an image in this post but since WordPress is having issues with its image uploader today, a link is the only remedy.
The design follows Nike's minimalistic theme and a simplistic palette of just blue and white. It ... [read more]
Fernando Santos finally released his squad list on Friday for the June 7 qualifier in Lithuania to take place in at the LFF Stadium in Vilnius.
Greece will be without centerbacks Avraam and Kyrgiakos Papadopoulos due to injury while Sotiris Ninis is recalled since the November 2012 friendly against the Republic of Ireland. Additionally, the second highest goalscorer in the SuperLeague, ... [read more]
The hosts for the upcoming World Cups in 2014 and 2018, Brazil and Russia squared off in Stamford Bridge, London today in friendly match. Both teams started and ended on level terms with opportunities coming at both ends. Brazil came in to the match from a 2-2 draw with ... [read more]
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This weekend's qualification fixture against Northern Ireland in Belfast was called off twice due to massive snowfall. But with the cancellation, we move on to a very high profile friendly match against Brazil at Stamford Bridge in London. Fabio Capello and his men view this as a major learning experience as they prepare to face Portugal in June.
Capello's team is ... [read more]
Greece displayed a terrible match performance today against Bosnia in Zenica. Edin Džeko scored two headed goals from free kicks while an Orestis Karnezis penalty blunder provided them with the third tally. The Greek fans were largely silenced as the final whistle was blown. Naturally every Greek fan is upset because this makes direct qualification more difficult. However the elevation ... [read more]
Just a day from now, Russia will be taking on Northern Ireland in Belfast to continue an undefeated perfect run in their 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign. So far, Russia defeated Northern Ireland, Israel, Portugal, and Azerbaijan. This match will set the stage for the Lisbon showdown against Portugal in June.
Capello and his men know that anything less than a ... [read more]
The 2014 qualifying campaign is at the most critical point. The upcoming match against Bosnia-Herzegovina will decide Group G. With Greece and their Balkan neighbors on level points, a win or loss will change the group. A win will send Greece to the top with a three point cushion while a loss will make direct qualification difficult.
Both teams come into ... [read more]
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