Baev, Christofidelis end Greece careers

The Hellenic Volleyball Federation decided yesterday to exclude star players Todor Baev and Costas Christofidelis from all future activities of the Greek national team, due to their alleged lack of interest. Baev and Christofidelis have turned down invitations to the national team by coach Alekos Leonis, ending their Greece career despite being only 30 years old. Greece is expected to feel their absence at the European Championship in September. Leonis yesterday invited his squad of 16 players to start training for the year’s big event at national team level. The good news is the return of skipper Marios Giourdas, who was not selected for the European League in May and June.