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Santos injects new blood into Greece squad

Greece soccer coach Fernando Santos brought in three new players to the squad he called up for the friendly against Austria in Vienna on Wednesday evening. Kerkyra goalkeeper Dimitris Konstantopoulos is one of the new faces that Santos has selected. The former Coventry City, Swansea, Cardiff and Nottingham Forest keeper earned his first call-up to the national team at the age of 32 based on his impressive performance during the first few rounds of the Super League. Santos has also called Bologna center-back Vangelis Moras for the first time after taking over at the national team, but provided two major surprises in his other selections: Panionios’s Dimitris Siovas and Panserraikos’s Giorgos Georgiadis. Siovas is a 22-year-old defender, while Georgiadis is a striker who celebrated his 23rd birthday just yesterday. Speaking at a press conference after unveiling his squad last Friday, the Portuguese manager said that he is waiting for striker Fanis Gekas to offer an explanation as to why he quit the national team.