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UEFA EURO: Greece - Italy Match press kits

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GreeceGreeceOACA Spyros Louis - AthensSaturday 8 June 2019
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Group J - Matchday -10#GREITA
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
14/11/1981QR (GS)Italy - Greece1-1TurinConti 61; Kuis 87
06/12/1980QR (GS)Greece - Italy0-2
AthensAntognoni 11, Scirea 81
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
25/03/1934QR (GS)Italy - Greece4-0
MilanGuarisi 40, Meazza 44, 71, Ferrari 69
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal

* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup

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Squad list Only this chapter

Greece - Squad list
Current season
-Odisseas Vlachodimos26/04/199425Benfica - 2000
-Alexandros Paschalakis28/07/198929PAOK - 0000
-Vassilis Barkas30/05/199425AEK - 0000
-Sokratis Papastathopoulos09/06/198830Arsenal - 1000
-Dimitris Siovas16/09/198830Leganés - 2000
-Kostas Manolas14/06/199127Roma - 0000
-Kostas Stafylidis02/12/199325Augsburg - 0000
-Giorgos Valerianos13/02/199227Aris - 0000
-Leonardo Koutris23/07/199523Olympiacos - 2000
-Ioannis Kotsiras16/12/199226Asteras - 0000
-Andreas Samaris13/06/198929Benfica - 2000
-Petros Mantalos31/08/199127AEK - 0000
-Charis Mavrias21/02/199425Omonia - 0000
-Dimitris Kolovos27/04/199326Omonia - 2100
-Kostas Fortounis16/10/199226Olympiacos - 2200
-Manolis Siopis14/05/199425Aris - 0000
-Carlos Zeca31/08/198830København - 2000
-Dimitris Kourbelis02/11/199325Panathinaikos - 2000
-Dimitris Pelkas26/10/199325PAOK - 0000
-Giorgos Masouras01/01/199425Olympiacos - 2000
-Tasos Bakasetas28/06/199325AEK - 1000
-Efthymis Koulouris06/03/199623Atromitos - 2000
-Fiorin Durmishaj14/11/199622Panionios - 0000
-Angelos Anastasiadis08/03/195366 - 2000
Italy - Squad list
Current season
-Salvatore Sirigu12/01/198732Torino - 1000
-Alessio Cragno28/06/199424Cagliari - 0000
-Pierluigi Gollini18/03/199524Atalanta - 0000
-Giorgio Chiellini14/08/198434Juventus - 1000
-Leonardo Bonucci01/05/198732Juventus - 2000
-Mattia De Sciglio20/10/199226Juventus - 0000
-Alessio Romagnoli12/01/199524Milan - 1000
-Gianluca Mancini17/04/199623Atalanta - 1000
-Emerson Palmieri03/08/199424Chelsea - 0000
-Marco Verratti05/11/199226Paris - 2100
-Alessandro Florenzi11/03/199128Roma - 0000
-Bryan Cristante03/03/199524Roma - 0000
-Federico Bernardeschi16/02/199425Juventus - 1000
-Nicolò Barella07/02/199722Cagliari - 1100
-Jorginho20/12/199127Chelsea - 2000
-Lorenzo Pellegrini19/06/199622Roma - 0000
-Stefano Sensi05/08/199523Sassuolo - 1100
-Fabio Quagliarella31/01/198336Sampdoria - 2200
-Leonardo Pavoletti26/11/198830Cagliari - 1100
-Lorenzo Insigne04/06/199128Napoli - 0000
-Andrea Belotti20/12/199325Torino - 0000
-Moise Kean28/02/200019Juventus - 2200
-Federico Chiesa25/10/199721Fiorentina - 0000
-Roberto Mancini27/11/196454 - 2000

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Head coach Only this chapter

Angelos Anastasiadis

Date of birth: 3 October 1953
Nationality: Greek
Playing career: PAOK, Panathinaikos, Korinthos, Diagora
Coaching career: Diagora, Panargeiako, PAOK (three times), Iraklis (twice), Panathinaikos, Cyprus, PAS Giannina, Platanias, AEL Larissa, Greece

 • Salonika-born Anastasiadis began his playing career with local club PAOK, serving the first team for eight years during which he won both major domestic trophies and collected a dozen caps for the Greek national team.

• Left for Panathinaikos in 1981, winning the Greek Cup in his first season and the domestic double in his third, which also proved to be his last, his career subsequently ending on the island of Rhodes with Diagoras.

• Did not start coaching until the mid-1990s, and paid his dues in Greece's lower leagues before landing the top job at PAOK in 1997. Had two spells with Iraklis sandwiching an eventful 2000/01 season at Panathinaikos, during which he led the Greens into the second group phase of the UEFA Champions League, eliminating Juventus and Hamburger SV en route.

• Returned for a second spell at PAOK in 2002 and led them to Greek Cup success in his first season, beating local rivals Aris Thessaloniki FC 1-0 in the final. After leaving PAOK in September 2004 he was appointed three months later as national team coach of Cyprus – a position he would hold for more than six years, during which the island nation enjoyed some of their finest ever results.

• After leaving the Cyprus job in the spring of 2011 he returned to Greece, eventually finding his way back home again to PAOK, but he had been out of work for two years – following a short spell at Larissa – when in October 2018 the call came for him to replace Michael Skibbe as the new national team coach of Greece.


Roberto Mancini

Date of birth: 27 November 1964
Nationality: Italian
Playing career: Bologna, Sampdoria, Lazio, Leicester (loan)
Coaching career: Fiorentina, Lazio, Internazionale Milano (twice), Manchester City, Galatasaray, Zenit, Italy

• Spent the majority of his playing career in Italy, winning Serie A titles and UEFA Cup Winners' Cups with both Sampdoria and Lazio as well as six editions of the Coppa Italia, four with Sampdoria and two with Lazio. Capped 36 times by Italy, the forward was a bronze medallist at the 1990 FIFA World Cup.

• Started his coaching career as assistant to Sven-Göran Eriksson at Lazio before replacing Fatih Terim at Fiorentina in 2001. After leading the Viola to the Coppa Italia, he returned to Lazio and repeated that feat as well as steering the Roman club into the UEFA Champions League and to the UEFA Cup semi-finals in 2002/03.

• Became coach of Inter in July 2004, replacing Alberto Zaccheroni one day after terminating his contract with Lazio; led the Nerazzurri to Coppa Italia glory in his debut season, Inter's first domestic honour since the 1989 Scudetto. After Juventus were stripped of their 2005/06 title and AC Milan suffered a points penalty, Inter were finally crowned champions of Italy again. Mancini repeated that success in 2006/07.

• Left Inter in May 2008 despite winning another title and replaced Mark Hughes as manager of Manchester City midway through the 2009/10 Premier League season. City finished fifth in his first campaign, third in his second – when they also lifted the FA Cup – and dramatically won the top flight for the first time in 44 years on the final day of his third.

• City finished second the following season, but Mancini was sacked two days after losing to Wigan in the 2013 FA Cup final. Mancini succeeded Terim again that September at Galatasaray, winning the 2014 Turkish Cup in what proved his only season; returned to Inter for two seasons from 2014 before joining Russian club Zenit in 2017, stepping down the following year to take charge of Italy.


Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeAnthony Taylor (ENG)
  • Assistant refereesGary Beswick (ENG) , Adam Nunn (ENG)
  • Fourth officialCraig Pawson (ENG)
  • UEFA DelegateDennis Cruise (IRL)
  • UEFA Referee observerKaren Nalbandyan (ARM)


NameDate of birthUEFA EURO matchesUEFA matches
Anthony Taylor20/10/1978246

UEFA European Championship matches featuring the two countries involved in this match

No such matches refereed

Other matches involving teams from either of the two countries involved in this match

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
07/06/2013U19ELITESpainGreece2-0Starogard Gdański
23/10/2014UELGSFC Internazionale MilanoAS Saint-Étienne0-0Milan
01/10/2015UELGSPAOK FCBorussia Dortmund1-1Salonika
03/08/2016UCL3QRPAOK FCAFC Ajax1-2Salonika
07/12/2016UCLGSJuventusGNK Dinamo Zagreb2-0Turin
09/03/2017UELR16Olympique LyonnaisAS Roma4-2Decines
31/10/2017UCLGSOlympiacos FCFC Barcelona0-0Piraeus
22/02/2018UELR32RB LeipzigSSC Napoli0-2Leipzig
12/12/2018UCLGSFC Viktoria PlzeňAS Roma2-1Plzen
20/02/2019UELR32Sevilla FCSS Lazio2-0Seville

Last updated 07/06/2019 03:48CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter


  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group J - Group Standings
    Bosnia and Herzegovina2110434
    Liechtenstein 0-2 Greece
    0-1 Fortounis 45+1, 0-2 Donis 80
    Vlachodimos, Bakakis, Siovas, Zeca, Fortounis (83 Koulouris), Mitroglou (23 Donis), Bakasetas (71 Kolovos), Masouras, Kourbelis, Samaris, Koutris
  • (26/03/2019)
    Bosnia and Herzegovina 2-2 Greece
    1-0 Višća 10, 2-0 Pjanić 15, 2-1 Fortounis 64 (P) , 2-2 Kolovos 85
    Vlachodimos, Bakakis (80 Koulouris), Siovas, Bouchalakis (46 Masouras), Zeca, Fortounis, Donis, Papastathopoulos, Kourbelis (67 Kolovos), Samaris, Koutris
  • (08/06/2019)
  • (11/06/2019)
  • (05/09/2019)
  • (08/09/2019)
  • (12/10/2019)
  • (15/10/2019)
    Greece-Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • (15/11/2019)
  • (18/11/2019)


  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group J - Group Standings
    Bosnia and Herzegovina2110434
    Italy 2-0 Finland
    1-0 Barella 7, 2-0 Kean 74
    Donnarumma, Piccini, Chiellini, Biraghi (91 Spinazzola), Verratti (85 Zaniolo), Jorginho, Bernardeschi, Kean, Immobile (80 Quagliarella), Barella, Bonucci
  • (26/03/2019)
    Italy 6-0 Liechtenstein
    1-0 Sensi 17, 2-0 Verratti 32, 3-0 Quagliarella 35 (P) , 4-0 Quagliarella 45+3 (P) , 5-0 Kean 69, 6-0 Pavoletti 76
    Sirigu, Mancini, Verratti, Spinazzola, Jorginho (57 Zaniolo), Romagnoli, Kean, Sensi, Politano, Bonucci (79 Izzo), Quagliarella (72 Pavoletti)
  • (08/06/2019)
  • (11/06/2019)
    Italy-Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • (05/09/2019)
  • (08/09/2019)
  • (12/10/2019)
  • (15/10/2019)
  • (15/11/2019)
    Bosnia and Herzegovina-Italy
  • (18/11/2019)

Last updated 17/05/2019 11:32CET

Team facts Only this chapter

UEFA European Championship records: Greece

2016 – did not qualify
2012 – quarter-finals
2008 – group stage
2004 – winners
2000 – did not qualify
1996 – did not qualify
1992 – did not qualify
1988 – did not qualify
1984 – did not qualify
1980 – group stage
1976 – did not qualify
1972 – did not qualify
1968 – did not qualify
1964 – did not participate
1960 – did not qualify

Final tournament win
1-2: Portugal v Greece, 12/06/04
1-0: four times, most recently Greece v Russia, 16/06/12

Final tournament loss
1-3: Greece v Czechoslovakia, 14/06/80
0-2: Greece v Sweden, 10/06/08

Qualifying win
8-1: Greece v Finland, 11/10/78

Qualifying loss
7-1: France v Greece, 01/10/58

Final tournament appearances
13: Kostas Katsouranis
10: Giorgos Karagounis
9: Antonis Nikopolidis
9: Traianos Dellas
9: Angelos Charisteas

Final tournament goals
4: Angelos Charisteas
2: Giorgos Karagounis
2: Dimitris Salpingidis
1: Six players

Overall appearances
38: Giorgos Karagounis
36: Theodoros Zagorakis
34: Kostas Katsouranis
28: Vasilis Torosidis
26: Angelos Charisteas
25: Antonis Nikopolidis
25: Stelios Giannakopoulos

Overall goals
11: Angelos Charisteas
11: Nikos Anastopoulos
7: Nikos Machlas
7: Fanis Gekas
6: Dimitris Saravakos
6: Giotis Tsalouchidis


UEFA European Championship records: Italy

2016 – quarter-finals
2012 – runners-up
2008 – quarter-finals
2004 – group stage
2000 – runners-up
1996 – group stage
1992 – did not qualify
1988 – semi-finals
1984 – did not qualify
1980 – fourth place
1976 – did not qualify
1972 – did not qualify
1968 – winners
1964 – did not qualify
1960 – did not enter

Final tournament win
2-0: seven times, most recently v Spain, 27/06/16

Final tournament loss
4-0: Spain v Italy, 01/07/12

Qualifying win
6-0: Italy v Turkey, 02/12/62

Qualifying loss
0-3: Italy v Sweden, 15/10/83

Final tournament appearances
Gianluigi Buffon
Paolo Maldini
13: Alessandro Del Piero
13: Antonio Cassano
12: Daniele De Rossi
12: Giorgio Chiellini
11: Leonardo Bonucci
11: Gianluca Zambrotta
11: Andrea Pirlo

Final tournament goals
3: Mario Balotelli
3: Antonio Cassano
2: Graziano Pellè
2: Pierluigi Casiraghi
2: Filippo Inzaghi
2: Andrea Pirlo
2: Francesco Totti

Overall appearances
57: Gianluigi Buffon
37: Andrea Pirlo
35: Fabio Cannavaro
33: Paolo Maldini
32: Alessandro Del Piero
32: Giorgio Chiellini
31: Daniele De Rossi

Overall goals
14: Filippo Inzaghi
10: Luigi Riva
9: Alessandro Altobelli
9: Alessandro Del Piero
9: Antonio Cassano



:: Previous meetings

Goals for/against: Goal totals include the outcome of disciplinary decisions (e.g. match forfeits when a 3-0 result is determined). Goals totals do not include goals scored during a penalty shoot-out after a tie ended in a draw

:: Squad list

Qual.: Total European Qualifiers appearances/goals for UEFA EURO 2016 only.
FT: Total UEFA EURO 2016 appearances/goals in final tournament only.
Overall: Total international appearances/goals.
DoB: Date of birth
Age: Based on the date press kit was last updated
D: Disciplinary (*: misses next match if booked, S: suspended)

:: Team facts

EURO finals:
The UEFA European Championship was a four-team event in 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972 and 1976 (when the preliminary round and quarter-finals were considered part of qualifying).

From 1980 it was expanded to an eight-team finals and remained in that format in 1984, 1988 and 1992 until 1996, when the 16-team format was adopted. UEFA EURO 2016 is the first tournament to be played as a 24-team finals.

Records of inactive countries
A number of UEFA associations have been affected by dissolution or splits of member associations. For statistical purposes, the records of these inactive countries have been allocated elsewhere: therefore, all Soviet Union matches are awarded to Russia; all West Germany – but not East Germany – matches are awarded to Germany; all Yugoslavia and Serbia & Montenegro matches are awarded to Serbia; all Czechoslovakia matches are allocated to both the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Abandoned/forfeited matches
For statisical purposes, when a match has been started and then abandoned but later forfeited, the result on the pitch at the time of abandonment is counted. Matches that never started and were either cancelled or forfeited are not included in the overall statistics.


Other abbreviations

  • (aet): After extra time
  • pens: Penalties
  • No.: Number
  • og: Own goal
  • ag: Match decided on away goals
  • P: Penalty
  • agg: Aggregate
  • Pld: Matches played
  • AP: Appearances
  • Pos.: Position
  • Comp.: Competition
  • Pts: Points
  • D: Drawn
  • R: Sent off (straight red card)
  • DoB: Date of birth
  • Res.: Result
  • ET: Extra Time
  • sg: Match decided by silver goal
  • GA: Goals against
  • t: Match decided by toss of a coin
  • GF: Goals for
  • W: Won
  • gg: Match decided by golden goal
  • Y: Booked
  • L: Lost
  • Y/R: Sent off (two yellow cards)
  • Nat.: Nationality
  • N/A: Not applicable
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