Thursday November 27, 2014 Search
Weather | Athens
12o C
9o C
News
Business
Comment
Life
Sports
Community
Survival Guide
Greek Edition
Katsouranis: We'll beat the Germans in shootout

By George Georgakopoulos

Defensive midfielder Costas Katsouranis, who had predicted that Greece would beat Russia 1-0, dared to forecast on Sunday that the Blues will beat Germany in a penalty shootout on Friday.

We will advance in the penalties against Germany, we will score all spot kicks there, thats why we missed them in the previous games, said Katsouranis half-jokingly, reflecting the mood of the Greek camp after Saturdays win.

Asked whether Greece could repeat the triumph of 2004, he turned much more serious: We may have been saying it like a joke that we had four games to play, but we also believed it. I dont know how far we will go, but this is very big for the team and for the entire country.

All 23 players who were in Portugal [in 2004] contributed to the national team. The lads who have retired have left us something important. The groundwork has been laid for us to continue to be present in major tournaments. We should retain this groundwork laid in the last decade.

National team players confirmed that Russian deputy Ivan Savvidis, who has Greek ancestry and intends to buy a controlling stake in PAOK, promised the squad a 1-million-euro bonus.

ekathimerini.com , Sunday June 17, 2012 (23:38)  
Atletico eyes last 16 berth against Olympiakos
EPO ends soccer suspension, Super League resumes
Olympiakos ends PAOKs unbeaten run in Basket League
Tokyo hopes to change the world
Hundreds of migrants on crippled ship off Crete
Ships from Greece rushed to help after a crippled freighter crammed with hundreds of migrants floundered for hours Tuesday in gale-force winds and high waves in the Mediterranean Sea, offici...
Policemen suspected of working at Piraeus bar where shooting took place
At least three serving policemen are thought to have been working at the bar in Mikrolimano, Piraeus, where a 31-year-old man opened fire with an AK-47 early on Saturday, resulting in 15 peo...
Inside News
Debtors snap up offer for easier settlements
The governments plan for the settlement debts to the state is paying off as Greeks are signing up in numbers for the more favorable payment scheme. In less than 24 hours since the opening o...
Belgium gas firm said to be eyeing DESFA
Belgian natural gas network operator Fluxys is said to be eyeing the Greek gas grid, after signing an agreement on Monday with its Greek counterpart (DESFA) for the drafting of a study on th...
Inside Business
COMMENTARY
Beware of the fallen idols
Akis Tsochatzopoulos, a legendary figure of the Greek socialist movement, a man who came very close to taking over the party that governed the country for half of the time following the fall...
EDITORIAL
The hard truth
The coalition government must tell the truth to the Greek people, even if this entails admitting to mistakes made over the last few months. The countrys citizens are fully aware of how cruc...
Inside Comment
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
RECENT NEWS
1. Hundreds of migrants on crippled ship off Crete
2. Atletico eyes last 16 berth against Olympiakos
3. Debtors snap up offer for easier settlements
4. Belgium gas firm said to be eyeing DESFA
5. OLP approval paves way for investment in Piraeus
6. Airport tender exceeds expectations
more news
Today
This Week
1. Anastasiades to undergo heart surgery in the US on Dec 4
2. Cargo vessel carrying hundreds of migrants adrift southeast of Crete
3. Two police officers among 9 arrested for drug trafficking
4. Trade deficit widens by 8.7 percent during Jan-Sept period, says ELSTAT report
5. Fraport, Copelouzos offer highest bid for Greek regional airports
6. Stop Mediterranean becoming vast migrant cemetery, Pope tells Europe
Today
This Week
1. Give Greece a chance
2. Biden heads to Istanbul amid tension over Cyprus EEZ violation
3. Scientists expand excavation of ancient Amphipolis
4. Extremism from a bygone era
5. Piraeus nightclub shooting leaves 3 seriously injured
6. Coscos Greek unit adds multinational rail-freight client
Find us ...
... on
Twitter
... on Facebook
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright 2014, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.