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Mitroglou named in Greece World Cup squad

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Saturday, May 17, 2014

ATHENS - Striker Kostas Mitroglou has been named in Greece's preliminary World Cup squad despite his troubled move to relegated English Premier League side Fulham, while injured-plagued defender Kyriakos Papadopoulos has not been included.

Greece's football association released the names of the 30-player squad late on Wednesday, with the final 23-man squad due to be announced on Monday.

The 26-year-old Mitroglou sent Greece to the finals in Brazil, scoring three goals for a 4-2 aggregate win over Romania in the playoffs. Fulham teammate and veteran of the 2004 winning European Championship squad, Giorgos Karagounis, stays on as captain.

Coach Fernando Santos also called up two players from Panathinaikos, who recovered from a spell of poor form to win the Greek Cup, naming goalkeeper Stefanos Kapino and forward Nikos Karelis.

Squad:

Goalkeepers: Orestis Karnezis (Granada), Alexandros Tzorvas (Apollon Smyrni), Stefanos Kapino (Panathinaikos), Panagiotis Glykos (PAOK)

Defenders: Vassilis Torosidis (Roma), Loukas Vyntra (Levante), Sokratis Papastathopoulos (Borussia Dortmund), Avraam Papadopoulos (Olympiakos), Yiannis Maniatis (Olympiakos), Jose Holebas (Olympiakos), Vangelis Moras (Hellas Verona), Giorgos Tzavellas (PAOK), Costas Manolas (Olympiakos), Nikos Karabelas (Levante)

Midfielders: Giorgos Karagounis (Fulham), Costas Katsouranis (PAOK), Alexandros Tziolis (Kayserispor), Yiannis Fetfatzidis (Genoa), Lazaros Christodoulopoulos (Bologna), Panagiotis Kone (Bologna), Costas Fortounis (Kaiserslautern), Panagiotis Tachtsidis (Torino), Andreas Samaris (Olympiakos)

Forwards: Dimitris Salpingidis (PAOK), Georgios Samaras (Celtic), Fanis Gekas (Konyaspor), Kostas Mitroglou (Fulham), Dimitris Papadopoulos (Atromitos), Stefanos Athanasiadis (PAOK), Nikos Karelis (Panathinaikos)





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