Team analysis

Greece

Greece

Greece squad
No.PlayerBornPos.RUSSCOFRAGSClub
1Chrysostomos Iakovidis30/07/1998Goalkeeper Aris Thessaloniki FC (GRE)
2Polykarpos Liaptsis12/03/1998Defender PAOK FC (GRE)
3Alexandros Katranis04/05/1998Defender808080 Atromitos FC (GRE)
4Stefanos Evangelou12/05/1998Defender808080 Panionios GSS (GRE)
5Dimitris Nikolaou13/08/1998Defender67*8080 Olympiacos FC (GRE)
6Spyros Natsos09/06/1998Midfield8080 Atromitos FC (GRE)
7Dimitris Limnios27/05/1998Forward808079* Atromitos FC (GRE)
8Stathis Lamprou20/09/1998Midfield31+80 Olympiacos FC (GRE)
9Ioannis Tsingos18/05/1999Forward8080*54* FC Schalke 04 (GER)
10Theodoros Mingos06/02/1998Midfield808080 Panathinaikos FC (GRE)
11Kostas Kirtzialidis23/03/1998Forward47*49*26+1 Olympiacos FC (GRE)
12Marios Siampanis28/09/1999Goalkeeper808080 PAOK FC (GRE)
14Nikos Karamitos14/07/1998Midfield13+ Asteras Tripolis FC (GRE)
15Vangelis Pavlidis21/11/1998Midfield76*49*802 VfL Bochum 1848 (GER)
16Panagiotis Retsos09/08/1998Defender808080 Olympiacos FC (GRE)
17Antonios Fouasis13/06/1998Defender 1+ Olympiacos FC (GRE)
18Stergios Dodontsakis23/11/1998Defender4+1+26+ PAOK FC (GRE)
19Kostas Chatzidimpas12/05/1999Midfield33+31+54* PAOK FC (GRE)
Pos. = Position; GS = Goals scored; * = Started; + = Substitute
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Coach: Vassilis Georgopoulos
15/03/56
"Overall, we performed well at a very good tournament with top-quality teams. There could have been more than four goals in the game against Russia, we deserved to beat Scotland because we were very focused and very tight in our defensive play, and the way we lost to France was hard to take. We were trying to hold out for the draw that would have taken us through, but the players' minds were a bit tired and we lost concentration just for a moment."

Greece team analysis

Greece team analysis

• 4-2-3-1 with deep defending; sometimes all players behind ball
• Two screening midfielders with defensive priorities
• Preference for quick counters using direct, long passes to target striker
• Athletic, industrious team; energetic pressing after loss of ball
• Aerial power a major asset in attacking and defending set plays
• Attacks based on second-ball success, individual skills of front three
• Excellent team spirit, passion, determination to achieve results