Greece names squad for Australia friendlies

Greece names squad for Australia friendlies

Two uncapped players were among the 23-man Greece squad named by coach Michael Skibbe Thursday for a pair of friendlies in Australia next month.

Picked for the first time were 22-year-old Panionios forward Tasos Bakasetas and 28-year-old Iraklis defender Michalis Boukouvalas.

The Greeks play Australia in Sydney on June 4 and in Melbourne on June 7.

The squad:

Goalkeepers: Stefanos Kapino (Olympiakos), Orestis Karnezis (Udinese/ITA)

Defenders: Vangelis Moras (Verona/ITA), Michalis Boukouvalas (Iraklis), Marios Oikonomou (Bologna/ITA), Dimitris Siovas (Olympiakos), Kostas Stafylidis (Augsburg/GER), Giorgos Tzavellas (PAOK), Vasilis Torosidis (Roma/ITA), Jose Holebas (Watford/ENG)

Midfielders: Giannis Gianniotas (APOEL/CYP), Giannis Maniatis (Olympiakos), Petros Mantalos (AEK), Tasos Bakasetas (Panionios), Andreas Samaris (Benfica/POR), Panayiotis Tachtsidis (Genoa/ITA), Alexandros Tziolis (PAOK), Lazaros Christodoulopoulos (Verona/ITA)

Forwards: Christos Aravidis (AEK), Apostolos Vellios (Iraklis), Dimitris Diamantakos (Karlsruhe/GER), Nikos Karelis (Genk/BEL), Thanasis Papazoglou (Kortrijk/BEL)


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