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Greece, the Euro 2004 champions, comfortably qualified for Euro 2008 after winning 10 of their 12 qualifying games to head Group C with 31 points. During the 14-month campaign, they only lost once, a 4-1 defeat to Turkey, who finished in second place and also qualified.

Greece won their first three games against Moldova, Norway and Bosnia-Herzegovina and although the Turkey setback followed, consecutive wins against Malta, Hungary and Moldova meant they never looked in any real danger of missing the tournament. A draw against Norway was then followed by repeat victories over Bosnia-Herzegovina, Malta and Hungary and a revenge defeat over Turkey booked Greece’s place at Euro 2008.

Greece’s hopes of reaching the latter stages of the competition will rest on the shoulders of strikers Theofanis Gekas and Nikos Liberopoulos, while defender Sotiris Kyrgiakos will also be looking to chip in after the three goals he scored in the qualifiers. At the back, goalkeeper Antonis Nikopolidis may be 36 but he is as dependable as ever and will be looking to repeat the form that saw him voted the best ‘keeper in the tournament in 2004.

Greece are in Group D with Russia and Spain — two sides who were also in Group A with them in 2004 — as well as Sweden, and German manager Otto Rehhagel will be quietly confident his side can advance to the latter stages of the tournament. Although winning Euro 2008 looks unlikely, the same sentiment was also expressed before the last tournament — so a second Greece shock should not be entirely discounted.

22px Flag of Greece.svg Greece Euro 2008 Squad Greece Euro 2008 Squad:

Head coach: 22px Flag of Germany.svg Greece Euro 2008 Squad Otto Rehhagel

No. Pos. Player DoB (Age) Caps Goals Club
1 GK Antonios Nikopolidis 14 October 1971 (36) 85 0 22px Flag of Greece.svg Greece Euro 2008 Squad Olympiacos
2 DF Giourkas Seitaridis 4 June 1981 (27) 54 1 22px Flag of Spain.svg Greece Euro 2008 Squad Atlético Madrid
3 DF Christos Patsatzoglou 19 March 1979 (29) 27 1 22px Flag of Greece.svg Greece Euro 2008 Squad Olympiacos
4 DF Nikos Spiropoulos 10 October 1983 (24) 4 0 22px Flag of Greece.svg Greece Euro 2008 Squad Panathinaikos
5 DF Traianos Dellas 31 January 1976 (32) 40 1 22px Flag of Greece.svg Greece Euro 2008 Squad AEK Athens
6 MF Angelos Basinas 3 January 1976 (32) 86 7 22px Flag of Spain.svg Greece Euro 2008 Squad Mallorca
7 FW Georgios Samaras 21 February 1985 (23) 16 3 22px Flag of England.svg Greece Euro 2008 Squad Manchester City
8 MF Stelios Giannakopoulos 12 July 1974 (33) 73 12 22px Flag of England.svg Greece Euro 2008 Squad Bolton Wanderers
9 FW Angelos Charisteas 9 February 1980 (28) 63 18 22px Flag of Germany.svg Greece Euro 2008 Squad Nuremberg
10 MF Giorgos Karagounis 6 March 1977 (31) 72 6 22px Flag of Greece.svg Greece Euro 2008 Squad Panathinaikos
11 DF Loukas Vyntra 5 February 1981 (27) 17 0 22px Flag of Greece.svg Greece Euro 2008 Squad Panathinaikos
12 GK Konstantinos Chalkias 30 May 1974 (34) 14 0 22px Flag of Greece.svg Greece Euro 2008 Squad Aris
13 GK Alexandros Tzorvas 12 August 1982 (25) 0 0 22px Flag of Greece.svg Greece Euro 2008 Squad OFI Crete
14 FW Dimitrios Salpigidis 10 August 1981 (26) 19 1 22px Flag of Greece.svg Greece Euro 2008 Squad Panathinaikos
15 DF Vasilis Torosidis 10 June 1985 (22) 11 0 22px Flag of Greece.svg Greece Euro 2008 Squad Olympiacos
16 DF Sotirios Kyrgiakos 23 July 1979 (28) 36 4 22px Flag of Germany.svg Greece Euro 2008 Squad Eintracht Frankfurt
17 FW Theofanis Gekas 23 May 1980 (28) 25 6 22px Flag of Germany.svg Greece Euro 2008 Squad Bayer Leverkusen
18 DF Yannis Goumas 24 May 1975 (33) 45 0 22px Flag of Greece.svg Greece Euro 2008 Squad Panathinaikos
19 DF Paraskevas Antzas 18 August 1976 (31) 22 0 22px Flag of Greece.svg Greece Euro 2008 Squad Olympiacos
20 FW Ioannis Amanatidis 3 December 1981 (26) 24 2 22px Flag of Germany.svg Greece Euro 2008 Squad Eintracht Frankfurt
21 MF Kostas Katsouranis 26 June 1979 (28) 47 6 22px Flag of Portugal.svg Greece Euro 2008 Squad Benfica
22 MF Alexandros Tziolis 13 February 1985 (23) 8 0 22px Flag of Greece.svg Greece Euro 2008 Squad Panathinaikos
23 FW Nikolaos Liberopoulos 4 August 1975 (32) 58 12 22px Flag of Greece.svg Greece Euro 2008 Squad AEK Athens

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