Greece

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World Cup 2014 Greece National Team

  • FIFA country code: GRE
  • FIFA member since: 1927
  • Confederation: UEFA
  • Confederation member since: 1954
  • Association: Ελληνική Ποδοσφαιρική Ομοσπονδία (EΠO)
  • In English: Hellenic Football Federation (HFF)
  • Association founded: 1926
  • Most caps: Giorgos Karagounis (+131 and still counting)
  • Top scorer: Nikos Anastopoulos (29)
  • 1st World Cup win: 2-1 Nigeria in South Africa ’10
  • 1st World Cup goal scorer: Dimitris Salpingidis (2010)
  • World Cup top scorer: Dimitris Salpingidis, Vasilis Torosidis (1)
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World Cup 2014 Greece National Team

World Cup 2014 Greece Schedule Group C

MatchDateTimeCityCountryResultsCountry
514/0613:00Belo HorizonteWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Colombia teamColombia3-0GreeceWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Greece team
614/0622:00RecifeWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Ivory Coast teamIvory Coast2-1JapanWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Japan team
2119/0613:00BrasiliaWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Colombia teamColombia2-1Ivory CoastWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Ivory Coast team
2219/0619:00NatalWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Japan teamJapan0-0GreeceWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Greece team
3724/0616:00CuiabáWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Japan teamJapan1-4ColombiaWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Colombia team
3824/0617:00FortalezaWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Greece teamGreece2-1Ivory CoastWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Ivory Coast team

Greece is the 27th country to have qualified for the World Cup Brazil on the 19th of November 2013.  Greece was 1 of the 8 UEFA countries to play the continental play-offs. Their opponent was Romania which played their last World Cup in 1998. Their first match ended in a successful 3-1 win. Konstantinos Mitroglou and Dimitris Salpingidis were the Greek goalscorers. Their 2nd match ended in a 1-1 draw where Konstantinos Mitroglou scored for the World Cup 2014 Greece national team. With an aggregate score of 4-2, Greece qualified for the first time twice in a row for a World Cup.

 TeamMPWDLGFGAPts
World Cup Brazil 2014 Colombia teamColombia3300929
World Cup Brazil 2014 Greece teamGreece3111244
World Cup Brazil 2014 Ivory Coast teamIvory Coast3102453
World Cup Brazil 2014 Japan teamJapan3012261

World Cup 2014 Greece Players

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The 23 players who have been selected for the World Cup 2014 Greece national team are:

GoalkeepersDefendersMidfieldersForwards
Orestis Karnezis
Panaglotis Glykos
Stefanos Kapino
Kostas Manolas
Giannis Maniatis
José Holebas
Vangelis Moras
Sokratis Papastathopoulos
Giorgos Tzavellas
Loukas Vyntra
Vasilis Torosidis
Alexandros Tziolis
Andreas Samaris
Kostas Katsouranis
Giorgos Karagounis
Panagiotis Tachtsidis
Ioannis Fetfatzidis
Lazaros Christodoulopoulos
Panagiotis Kone
Dimitris Salpingidis
Giorgios Samaras
Konstantinos Mitroglou
Theofanis Gekas
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Head Coach: Fernando Santos (Portuguese)
Captain: Giorgos Karagounis

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Greece World Cup History

How Many World Cups Played: 2

YearRoundPositionGPWDLGSGA
1994Group Stage243003010
2010Group Stage25310225
Best/TotalGroup Stage246105215

GP=Games played, W=Wins, D=Draws, L=Losses, GS=Goals scored, GA=Goals against

Best Performance

2010 – Group stage: Greece won 1 match and lost 2 matches in group B.

Worst Performance

1994 – Group stage: Greece lost every group match in group D.

Did You Know Greece:

  • Has the following nicknames: Ethniki (National), Piratiko (The Pirate Ship) and Galanolefki (Sky blue-white)
  • Nickname Piratiko refers to the win on Portugal in the 2004 Euro Cup, since the Portuguese performed early expeditions overseas in history, ‘Greece became pirates and stole the victory’
  • Is rivals with Turkey, Albania and Macedonia
  • Was placed in the 1994 World Cup ‘group of death’ with Argentina, Bulgaria and Nigeria
  • Only played 3 matches in the 1994 World Cup, but all 22 players took part in those matches including all 3 goalkeepers!
  • Is the 4th and last country so far which played all 3 goalkeepers in a World Cup (1994)
  • Scored 0 goals in USA ’94, but 10 goals were scored against them which is 1 of the worst records in World Cup history
  • Failed in the 1994 World Cup and it is believed that 1 of the reasons is the fact that trainer Alketas Panagoulias didn’t include young players among the veterans, which were not all in their proper form
  • Encountered Nigeria and Argentina once again in their 2010 World Cup group
  • Had in 2010 the oldest coach in World Cup history: the then 71 years old Otto Rehhagel from Germany
  • Won their first World Cup match in the 2010 World Cup against Nigeria with 2-1
  • Striker Dimitris Salpingidis scored the first World Cup goal for Greece only in 2010 against Nigeria
  • Will be based in Aracaju, Sergipe during the 2014 World Cup

Curious which place FIFA gave Greece in their official ranking? Find out now! Or do you want to know more about the World Cups Greece has played? Increase your World Cup history knowledge now!

Greece in Action

Greece Defeats Nigeria With 2-1 – 2010 World Cup

Greece Qualified For World Cup Brazil

Greece: 2014 World Cup Profile

2014 World Cup Team Profile: GREECE

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