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Spain and Greece make final replacements

Published: Saturday 14 July 2012, 11.55CET
Spain have called up Real Betis Balompié midfielder Nono to replace the injured Saúl Ñiguez while Greece have brought in goalkeeper Panagiotis Tsintotas for Sunday's final.
Spain and Greece make final replacements
Saúl Ñíguez (Spain) in action during the 2012 UEFA European Under-19 Championship ©Sportsfile
Published: Saturday 14 July 2012, 11.55CET

Spain and Greece make final replacements

Spain have called up Real Betis Balompié midfielder Nono to replace the injured Saúl Ñiguez while Greece have brought in goalkeeper Panagiotis Tsintotas for Sunday's final.

Spain will be without midfielder Saúl Ñiguez for the UEFA European Under-19 Championship against Greece after the Club Atlético de Madrid player suffered strained left knee ligaments.

The 17–year–old – who has featured in every game for La Rojita at the finals – suffered the injury towards the end of extra time in the semi–final victory against France. His place in the squad has been filled by Real Betis Balompié midfielder José Antonio Delgado Villar, also known as 'Nono'. He is the second Spain replacement at the tournament after full-back Javi Manquillo sustained a tournament-ending angle ligament injury, Salvador Ruiz coming in.

Greece, meanwhile, have been given permission to call up goalkeeper Panagiotis Tsintotas as they will be without regular first choice Stefanos Kapino who is suspended for the final. Panagiotis replaces midfielder Vasilis Bouzas in Kostas Tsanas's squad.

Last updated: 14/07/12 17.13CET

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