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The Greece national football team (Greek: Εθνική ΕλλάδαςEthniki Elladas) represents Greece in men’s international football and is controlled by the Hellenic Football Federation, the governing body for football in Greece. Greece play most of their home matches in or near Attica, either in Marousi at the Olympic Stadium in the Marousi section of the city or in the port city of Piraeus at the Karaiskakis Stadium. Greece is one of only ten national teams to have been crowned UEFA European Champions. Greece had been mostly a small name in international football, and only from 1980s that experienced the first taste of football achievement, made their first appearance in a major tournament at UEFA Euro 1980 and although they did not make it through the group stage, their qualification to the then eight-team tournament gave them a position in the top eight European football nations that year. Greece did not qualify for another major tournament until the 1994 FIFA World Cup and after an undefeated qualifying campaign, they produced a poor performance in the final tournament, losing all three group matches without scoring. Up until 2004, Greece had been mostly a much weaker team in the European football scene. UEFA Euro 2004 marked a high point in Greece’s football history when they were crowned European champions in only their second participation in the tournament. Dismissed as rank outsiders before the tournament, the team defeated some of the favourites in the competition including defending European champions France and hosts Portugal. During the tournament, Greece defeated the hosts in both the opening game of the tournament and again in the final. Their triumph earned them a place in the 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup. In the decade after the 2004 victory, Greece qualified for the final tournaments of all but one major competitions entered, reaching the quarter-finals at the UEFA Euro 2012 and the round of 16 at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. During that period, they occupied a place in the top 20 of the FIFA World Rankings for all but four months, and reached an all-time high of eighth in the world from April to June 2008, as well as in October 2011.

Greece Squad FIFA WC 2022 

Greece Squad FIFA WC 2022
S.NO.  Player Club
Goalkeeper
1 Odysseas Vlachodimos Benfica
2  Georgios Athanasiadis Sheriff Tiraspol
3  Alexandros Paschalakis PAOK FC
Defender
4 Pantelis Chatzidiakos AZ Alkmaar
5 Dimitrios Goutas Sivasspor
6 Georgios Tzavellas AEK Athens F.C.
7 Gerasimos Mitoglou AEK Athens F.C.
8 Konstantinos Tsimikas Liverpool
9  Dimitrios Giannoulis Norwich City
10 Georgios Kyriakopoulos U.S. Sassuolo Calcio
11 Athanasios Androutsos Olympiacos F.C.
12 Manolis Saliakas PAS Giannina F.C.
midfielder
13 Manolis Siopis Trabzonspor
14  Sotiris Alexandropoulos Panathinaikos F.C.
15  Andreas Bouchalakis Olympiacos F.C.
16 Anastasios Bakasetas Trabzonspor
17 Petros Mantalos AEK Athens F.C.
Forward
18 Christos Tzolis Norwich City
19 Georgios Masouras Olympiacos F.C.
20 Dimitrios Pelkas Fenerbahçe
21 Marios Vrousai Olympiacos F.C.
22 Dimitrios Limnios Twente
23  Vangelis Pavlidis AZ Alkmaar
24  Anastasios Douvikas FC Utrecht

Greece Head Coach FIFA WC 2022 Gus Poyet

Greece coach FIFA WC 2022 Gustavo Augusto Poyet Domínguez  is a Uruguayan professional football manager and former footballer. He is currently the head coach of the Greek national football team. Poyet played as a midfielder and began his career with short spells at Grenoble and River Plate. He then spent seven years at Real Zaragoza, with whom he won the Copa del Rey and the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup. In 1997, Poyet moved to Chelsea on a free transfer and helped the club win the FA Cup and the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup.

Greece jersey (Kit) FIFA WC 2022 

Greece jersey FIFA WC 2022

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