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Ninis knee ligament injury hits Greece hopes

Published: Monday 5 September 2011, 9.18CET
Greece's ambitions have taken a significant blow after winger Sotiris Ninis was laid off for up to six months with a knee injury sustained following his stunning winner in Israel on Friday.
Ninis knee ligament injury hits Greece hopes
Sotiris Ninis in training last week ©Getty Images
 
Published: Monday 5 September 2011, 9.18CET

Ninis knee ligament injury hits Greece hopes

Greece's ambitions have taken a significant blow after winger Sotiris Ninis was laid off for up to six months with a knee injury sustained following his stunning winner in Israel on Friday.

Greece's UEFA EURO 2012 ambitions have been dealt a significant blow after Sotiris Ninis was ruled out for up to six months with a knee injury.

The Panathinaikos FC winger, 21, tore a cruciate ligament moments after his stunning solo strike against Israel on Friday, the only goal of the game, and will be sidelined for Greece's three remaining qualifiers. The 1-0 win in Tel Aviv maintained the 2004 European champions' one-point lead over Croatia in Group F ahead of Tuesday's trip to Latvia.

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