Papastathopoulos misses out
AEK Athens center back Sokratis Papastathopoulos has failed to make Greece Coach Otto Rehagel's squad for the upcoming Euro 2008. Papastathopoulos joines young winger Sotiris who also failed to make the final squad after playing warm-up friendlies.
Captain Angelos Basinas has been included in the squad despite getting a knock on his ankle during a friendly against Hungary.Goal keeper Antonis Nikopolidis is expected to shake off a thigh inury before the defending champion’s opening game against Sweden and has also been included in the squad.
Players from the Barclays premiere league include Stelios Giannokopoulos, Samaras and goal keeper Kostas Chalkias.
The squad is at a training camp in Germany from 25 May to 1 June. 7 players who played a role in Greece’s triumph in 2004 have been included in the squad
Antonis Nikopolidis (Olympiakos), Kostas Chalkias (Aris), Alexandros Tzorvas (OFI Crete)
Paraskevas Antzas (Olympiakos), Giourkas Seitaridis (Atletico Madrid), Vassilis Torossidis (Olympiakos), Sotirios Kyrgiakos (Eintracht Frankfurt), Christos Patsatzoglou (Olympiakos), Traianos Dellas (AEK), Yiannis Goumas (Panathinaikos), Nikos Spiropoulos (Panathinaikos), Loukas Vyntra (Panathinaikos)
Giorgios Katsouranis (Benfica), Angelos Basinas (Real Mallorca), Giorgos Karagounis (Panathinaikos), Stelios Giannakopoulos (Bolton), Alexandros Tziolis (Panathinaikos)
Ioannis Amanatidis (Eintracht Frankfurt), Georgios Samaras (Manchester City), Dimitrios Salpigidis (Panathinaikos), Angelos Charisteas (FC Nuremburg), Theofanis Gekas (Bayer Leverkusen), Nikolaos Liberopoulos (AEK)
Tags: Greece, Euro 2008, Angelos Basina