Thursday Jul 31, 2014 Search
Weather | Athens
32o C
25o C
News
Business
Comment
Life
Sports
Community
Survival Guide
Greek Edition
Greece gets an easy ride toward Euro 2016 finals

 National team to face Hungary, Romania, Finland, N.Ireland and Faroe Islands

By George Georgakopoulos

The national soccer team has had a particularly smooth draw for the qualifying round of Euro 2016 as it will face teams ranked far lower than Greece in the FIFA ranking.

The draw that took place on Sunday afternoon has pitted Greece with Hungary, Romania, Finland, Northern Ireland and the Faroe Islands.

Not so good, not so bad, was the comment on the draw by Greece manager Fernando Santos. All teams are dangerous, he also said striking a diplomatic tone. He is yet to answer to the federations offer for an extension to his contract beyond the World Cup finals this summer.

The top two of each group and the best third-placed team advance directly to the finals to be held in France, while the other third-placed teams from the nine groups will face a play-off.

As of the next European Championship the finals will consist of 24 teams.

The first round of games will be on September 7-9, 2014.

ekathimerini.com , Sunday February 23, 2014 (16:35)  
Goalless draw at Liege puts Greens in driving seat
Greek league recruits former referee Dallas
Veronas Moras donates bone marrow to brother
Juventus loans Bouy to Panathinaikos
Civil mobilization order issued in Jan 2013 lifted for public transport
A civil mobilization order issued in January 2013 to force public transport workers to return to their jobs in Athens after weeks of strikes has been rescinded. The decision, signed by Prime...
Tax official, accountant caught bribing 80-year-old over business closure
A tax inspector and an accountant were arrested on Thursday on suspicion that they had asked for a bribe to help wind up a company. The 80-year-old man registered as the firms manager infor...
Inside News
Russia may restrict Greek fruit imports
Russia may impose new food import restrictions next week, reports said on Thursday, in what could be responses to new Western sanctions over Moscow's support of rebels in Ukraine. The countr...
Greek retail sales drop 3.8 pct y/y in May
Greek retail sales by volume fell 3.8 percent in May compared to the same month last year, after a downwardly revised 7.1 percent rise in April, statistics service ELSTAT said on Thursday. A...
Inside Business
COMMENTARY
Summer turbulence
High summer temperatures appear to have messed with the reflexes of officials at the top echelons of Greeces power-sharing administration. A sense of anxiety has gripped the political syste...
EDITORIAL
Capital upgrade
After years of financial troubles, the city of Athens is finally buzzing with tourists. Despite some encouraging figures however, the Greek capital has not quite managed to become a destinat...
Inside Comment
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
RECENT NEWS
1. Civil mobilization order issued in Jan 2013 lifted for public transport
2. Tax official, accountant caught bribing 80-year-old over business closure
3. Disgraced ex-hospital director arrested after armed altercation with son
4. Roma man shot dead in Thessaloniki had long criminal record, says police
5. Cyber Crime unit helps avert suicide of young man
6. Employee of firm tasked with destroying contraband caught stealing it
more news
Today
This Week
1. Motorists refusing to pay tolls on Corinth-Kalamata highway to be monitored
2. Euro flows reveal shift in sentiment as losses mount
3. EU puzzles over emergency funds for euro area bank crisis agency
4. Greece may ignore EU and lower energy costs for business, says minister
5. Only 5 percent of stores see brisker business during this year's summer sales
6. Fake psychic caught in Thessaloniki after gaining 35,000 from victim
Today
This Week
1. Quadriplegic woman on life support 'dies due to unpaid power bills'
2. Hedge fund Dromeus turns Greek tragedy to triumph with 160 pct gain
3. Defense Minister Avramopoulos to represent Greece at European Commission
4. Wine cup used by Pericles found in grave north of Athens
5. Front-line threats
6. Greece names fifth privatization agency chief in four years
Find us ...
... on
Twitter
... on Facebook
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright 2014, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.