Greece Coach Names First Squad For Finland, Estonia Games
Muhammad Rameez 5 days ago Fri 09th November 2018 | 11:44 PM
New Greece coach Angelos Anastasiadis on Friday named a 23-man squad for upcoming Nations League fixtures with Finland and Estonia.
German-born goalkeeper Odisseas Vlachodimos, 24, who plays for Portuguese side Benfica, earns his first selection alongside Olympiakos defenders Giannis Masouras, 22 and Leonardo Koutris, 23.
Joining the team after a long absence are 30-year-old Leganes defender Dimitris Siovas and 29-year-old Benfica defender Andreas Samaris.
Among the notable absentees were Napoli goalkeeper Orestis Karnezis, Alanyaspor defender Giorgos Tzavellas, Al-Fayha midfielder Alexandros Tziolis and Olympiakos forward Lazaros Christodoulopoulos.
Squad Goalkeepers: Vasilis Barkas (AEK Athens), Alexandros Paschalakis (PAOK Thessaloniki), Odisseas Vlachodimos (Benfica/POR) Defenders: Kostas Manolas (Roma/ITA), Sokratis Papastathopoulos (Arsenal/ENG), Dimitris Siovas (Leganes/ESP), Vasilis Lambropoulos and Michalis Bakakis (both AEK Athens), Vasilis Torosidis, Leonardo Koutris and Giannis Masouras (all Olympiakos), Dimitris Giannoulis (Atromitos Athens), Andreas Samaris (Benfica/POR)Midfielders: Andreas Bouchalakis (Olympiakos), Dimitris Kourbelis (Panathinaikos), Zeca (FC Copenhagen/DEN), Petros Mantalos (AEK Athens), Dimitris Pelkas (PAOK Thessaloniki)Forwards: Anastasios Bakasetas (AEK Athens), Kostas Fortounis (Olympiakos), Kostas Mitroglou (Marseille/FRA), Efthimis Koulouris and Nikos Karelis (both PAOK Thessaloniki)