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UEFA EURO: Italy - Greece Match press kits

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ItalyItalyOlimpico in Rome - RomeSaturday 12 October 2019
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Group J - Matchday 7
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

2020 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
08/06/2019QR (GS)Greece - Italy0-3
AthensBarella 23, Insigne 30, Bonucci 33
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
HomeAway  
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
EURO
Italy----1100----110030
Greece1001--------100103
FIFA*
Italy21101100----321071
Greece10012011----301217
Friendlies
Italy------------7331105
Greece------------7133510
Total
Italy21102200----11641206
Greece20022011----11146620

* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup

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Squad list Only this chapter

Italy - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Salvatore Sirigu12/01/198732Torino - 3000
-Alex Meret22/03/199722Napoli - 0000
-Gianluigi Donnarumma25/02/199920Milan - 3000
Defenders
-Danilo D'Ambrosio09/09/198831Internazionale - 0000
-Cristiano Biraghi01/09/199227Internazionale - 1000
-Leonardo Bonucci01/05/198732Juventus - 6100
-Leonardo Spinazzola25/03/199326Roma - 2000
-Armando Izzo02/03/199227Torino - 2000
-Alessio Romagnoli12/01/199524Milan - 2000
-Francesco Acerbi10/02/198831Lazio - 1000
-Gianluca Mancini17/04/199623Roma - 2000
Midfielders
-Marco Verratti05/11/199226Paris - 5200
-Bryan Cristante03/03/199524Roma - 0000
-Federico Bernardeschi16/02/199425Juventus - 5000
-Vincenzo Grifo07/04/199326Freiburg - 0000
-Nicolò Barella07/02/199722Internazionale - 5200
-Jorginho20/12/199127Chelsea*6100
-Nicolò Zaniolo02/07/199920Roma - 2000
Forwards
-Ciro Immobile20/02/199029Lazio - 2100
-Stephan El Shaarawy27/10/199226Shanghai - 0000
-Lorenzo Insigne04/06/199128Napoli - 2200
-Andrea Belotti20/12/199325Torino - 4200
-Federico Chiesa25/10/199721Fiorentina - 4000
Coach
-Roberto Mancini27/11/196454 - 6000
Greece - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Odisseas Vlachodimos26/04/199425Benfica - 3000
-Alexandros Paschalakis28/07/198930PAOK - 0000
-Sokratis Dioudis03/02/199326Panathinaikos - 0000
Defenders
-Vasilis Lampropoulos31/03/199029AEK - 0000
-Dimitris Siovas16/09/198831Leganés - 4000
-Kostas Stafylidis02/12/199325Hoffenheim - 2000
-Panteleimon Chatzidiakos18/01/199722AZ Alkmaar - 0000
-Michalis Bakakis18/03/199128AEK - 4000
-Dimitris Giannoulis17/10/199523PAOK - 1000
-Leonardo Koutris23/07/199524Olympiacos - 3000
Midfielders
-Petros Mantalos31/08/199128AEK - 0000
-Giannis Fetfatzidis21/12/199028Aris - 1000
-Manolis Siopis14/05/199425Alanyaspor - 2000
-Carlos Zeca31/08/198831Copenhagen*5100
-Dimitris Kourbelis02/11/199325Panathinaikos*4000
-Andreas Bouchalakis05/04/199326Olympiacos - 3000
-Dimitris Limnios27/05/199821PAOK - 0000
-Marious Vrousai02/07/199821Willem II - 2000
-Kostas Galanopoulos28/12/199721AEK - 0000
Forwards
-Tasos Bakasetas28/06/199326Alanyaspor - 2000
-Anastasios Donis29/08/199623Reims*2100
-Efthymis Koulouris06/03/199623Toulouse - 5000
-Vangelis Pavlidis21/11/199820Willem II - 2000
Coach
-John van't Schip30/12/196355 - 0000

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Head coach Only this chapter

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.

https://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=352695.html#roberto+mancini

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John van 't Schip

Date of birth: 30 December 1963
Nationality: Dutch
Playing career: Ajax, Genoa
Coaching career: Ajax (youth, assistant), Twente, Jong Ajax (assistant), Netherlands (assistant), Ajax (assistant), Melbourne Heart, Guadalajara, Melbourne City, Zwolle, Greece

• Born in Canada, Van 't Schip was raised in the Netherlands from the age of eight, coming through the ranks at Ajax. The winger made his first-team debut in December 1981 and went on to win four league titles and three Dutch Cups with the club, also lifting the 1987 European Cup Winners' Cup and the UEFA Cup five years later.

• Also a member of the Netherlands' victorious squad at EURO '88, Van 't Schip won 41 caps for his country and was also involved in the 1990 FIFA World Cup and the 1992 UEFA European Championship, retiring in 1996 after four years with Genoa.

• Swiftly moved into coaching with Ajax's youth sides, taking charge of Twente in 2001; after two years back at Ajax B, he linked up with Marco van Basten to serve as assistant to the Netherlands national side.

• Left the Oranje after UEFA EURO 2008, following Van Basten to Ajax and working as his assistant there in 2008/09, taking temporary charge in May 2009 after the head coach's departure.

• Started a lengthy association with Melbourne Heart – now Melbourne City – in 2009, staying until 2017 either side of a year at Mexican side Guadalajara; returned to Europe in January 2017 for family reasons, taking charge of Zwolle from July 2017 to December 2018. Appointed coach of Greece in July 2019.

https://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=2619060.html#john+schip

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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeSergei Karasev (RUS)
  • Assistant refereesIgor Demeshko (RUS) , Maksim Gavrilin (RUS)
  • Fourth officialVitali Meshkov (RUS)
  • UEFA DelegatePer Svärd (SWE)
  • UEFA Referee observerUno Tutk (EST)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA EURO matchesUEFA matches
Sergei Karasev12/06/1979872

Sergei Karasev

Referee since: 1995
First division: 2008
FIFA badge: 2010

Tournaments: 2018 FIFA World Cup, 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup, 2016 Olympic Games, UEFA EURO 2016, 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, 2002 UEFA Regions' Cup

Finals
N/A

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
29/03/2015EUROQRHungaryGreece0-0Budapest
06/09/2015EUROQRItalyBulgaria1-0Palermo

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
25/09/2002RCUPQRC. R. Piemonte Valle d'Aosta (ITA)Dacia Amateur (ROM)2-0Povazska Bystrica
03/05/2010U19ELITEHungaryGreece0-1Tatabanya
11/10/2011U21QRItalyTurkey2-0Rieti
30/11/2011UELGSStade Rennais FCUdinese Calcio0-0Rennes
14/02/2013UELR32VfL Borussia MönchengladbachSS Lazio3-3Monchengladbach
06/11/2013UCLGSSSC NapoliOlympique de Marseille3-2Naples
20/02/2014UELR32Esbjerg fBACF Fiorentina1-3Esbjerg
04/09/2014FRIE.GS-FTItalyNetherlands2-0Bari
01/10/2014UCLGSMalmö FFOlympiacos FC2-0Malmo
29/03/2015EUROQRHungaryGreece0-0Budapest
24/06/2015U21GS-FTEnglandItaly1-3Olomouc
06/09/2015EUROQRItalyBulgaria1-0Palermo
04/11/2015UCLGSAS RomaBayer 04 Leverkusen3-2Rome
05/09/2016WCQRIsraelItaly1-3Haifa
19/10/2016UCLGSSSC NapoliBeşiktaş JK2-3Naples
02/10/2018UCLGSJuventusBSC Young Boys3-0Turin
29/11/2018UELGSReal Betis BalompiéOlympiacos FC1-0Seville

Last updated 10/10/2019 12:11CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Italy

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group J - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Italy660018318
    Finland64028412
    Armenia630312119
    Bosnia and Herzegovina621312117
    Greece61237105
    Liechtenstein60151191
    Matchday 1 (23/03/2019)
    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
  • Matchday 2 (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)
  • Matchday 3 (08/06/2019)
    Greece 0-3 Italy
    0-1 Barella 23, 0-2 Insigne 30, 0-3 Bonucci 33
    Sirigu, Chiellini, Emerson (68 De Sciglio), Verratti (81 Lo. Pellegrini), Jorginho, Belotti (84 Bernardeschi), Insigne, Chiesa, Florenzi, Barella, Bonucci
  • Matchday 4 (11/06/2019)
    Italy 2-1 Bosnia and Herzegovina
    0-1 Džeko 32, 1-1 Insigne 49, 2-1 Verratti 86
    Sirigu, Chiellini, Emerson, Mancini (66 De Sciglio), Verratti, Jorginho, Insigne, Barella, Bonucci, Bernardeschi (80 Belotti), Quagliarella (46 Chiesa)
  • Matchday 5 (05/09/2019)
    Armenia 1-3 Italy
    1-0 Karapetyan 11, 1-1 Belotti 28, 1-2 Lo. Pellegrini 77, 1-3 Airapetyan 80 (og)
    Donnarumma, Emerson, Verratti, Jorginho, Belotti, Bernardeschi (83 Lasagna), Romagnoli, Chiesa (61 Lo. Pellegrini), Florenzi, Barella (69 Sensi), Bonucci
  • Matchday 6 (08/09/2019)
    Finland 1-2 Italy
    0-1 Immobile 59, 1-1 Pukki 72 (P) , 1-2 Jorginho 79 (P)
    Donnarumma, Acerbi, Emerson (8 Florenzi), Izzo, Lo. Pellegrini, Jorginho, Sensi, Chiesa (72 Bernardeschi), Immobile (76 Belotti), Barella, Bonucci
  • Matchday 7 (12/10/2019)
    Italy-Greece
  • Matchday 8 (15/10/2019)
    Liechtenstein-Italy
  • Matchday 9 (15/11/2019)
    Bosnia and Herzegovina-Italy
  • Matchday 10 (18/11/2019)
    Italy-Armenia

Greece

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group J - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Italy660018318
    Finland64028412
    Armenia630312119
    Bosnia and Herzegovina621312117
    Greece61237105
    Liechtenstein60151191
    Matchday 1 (23/03/2019)
    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
  • Matchday 2 (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
  • Matchday 3 (08/06/2019)
    Greece 0-3 Italy
    0-1 Barella 23, 0-2 Insigne 30, 0-3 Bonucci 33
    Barkas, Stafylidis, Manolas, Siovas, Zeca, Fortounis, Masouras, Kolovos (46 Mavrias), Papastathopoulos, Kourbelis (46 Siopis), Samaris (77 Bakasetas)
  • Matchday 4 (11/06/2019)
    Greece 2-3 Armenia
    0-1 Karapetyan 8, 0-2 Ghazaryan 33, 1-2 Zeca 54, 1-3 Barseghyan 74, 2-3 Fortounis 87
    Vlachodimos, Siovas, Zeca, Koulouris, Fortounis, Pelkas (68 Kolovos), Masouras, Mavrias (17 Kotsiras), Papastathopoulos, Samaris (75 Siopis), Koutris
  • Matchday 5 (05/09/2019)
    Finland 1-0 Greece
    1-0 Pukki 52 (P)
    Barkas, Stafylidis, Manolas, Bouchalakis, Koulouris (76 Pavlidis), Vrousai, Torosidis (70 Bakakis), Masouras, Kolovos (60 Pelkas), Papastathopoulos, Kourbelis
  • Matchday 6 (08/09/2019)
    Greece 1-1 Liechtenstein
    1-0 Masouras 33, 1-1 Salanovic 85
    Barkas, Bakakis, Manolas, Bouchalakis (62 Zeca), Koulouris, Tsimikas, Vrousai, Masouras (86 Giannoulis), Fetfatzidis (68 Pavlidis), Papastathopoulos, Samaris
  • Matchday 7 (12/10/2019)
    Italy-Greece
  • Matchday 8 (15/10/2019)
    Greece-Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Matchday 9 (15/11/2019)
    Armenia-Greece
  • Matchday 10 (18/11/2019)
    Greece-Finland

Last updated 10/09/2019 12:53CET

Legend

:: 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.

Competitions

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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