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  1. South Korea 2-0 Greece
    Saturday, 12 June Match report
  2. Greece 2-1 Nigeria
    Thursday, 17 June Match report
  3. Greece 0-2 Argentina
    Tuesday, 22 June Match report

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Games played Shots on target | off target
3 Total Greece
18|19 Total Greece
Goals Assists
2 Total Greece
2 Total Greece
Fouls by | on Cards yellow | red
33|28 Total Greece
5|0 Total Greece

Team profile

Greece head to their second World Cup with a point to prove. They may have been surprise winners at Euro 2004, but their only previous appearance on the global stage was humiliating. At the 1994 World Cup they conceded 10 unanswered goals, losing to Argentina, Bulgaria and Nigeria. Having to play the Argentines and Nigerians again this summer, the Greeks will be determined to show they are no longer the minnows.

Whatever happens in South Africa, it is hard to imagine Otto Rehhagel's side capitulating as they did at USA '94. The veteran coach will stick to the defensive tactics that have served him so well since taking over in 2001. The Greeks will sit deep, defend in numbers and hope to snatch a goal on the break or from set pieces. It may not be the beautiful game, but it is usually effective. As Rehhagel says, "we will play exciting football when we have Messi, Kaka, Iniesta and Xavi."

Squad List

NO POS PLAYER CLUB AGE CAPS
1 GK Kostantinos Chalkias PAOK Salonika 36 27
2 DF Giourkas Seitaridis Panathinaikos 29 70
3 MF Christos Patsatzoglou Omonia Nicosia 31 45
4 DF Nikos Spiropoulos Panathinaikos 26 20
5 DF Vangelis Moras Bologna 28 12
6 MF Alexis Tziolis Siena 25 22
7 FW Georgios Samaras Celtic 25 37
8 DF Avraam Papadopoulos Olympiakos 25 17
9 FW Angelos Charisteas Nuremberg 30 85
10 MF Georgios Karagounis Panathinaikos 33 96
11 DF Loukas Vyntra Panathinaikos 29 32
12 GK Alexandros Tzoras Panathinaikos 27 11
13 GK Michail Sifakis Aris Salonika 25 2
14 FW Dimitrios Salpingidis Panathinaikos 28 30
15 DF Vasileios Torosidis Olympiakos 25 29
16 DF Sotirios Kyrgiakos Liverpool 30 60
17 FW Theofanis Gekas Eintracht Frankfurt 30 49
18 MF Sotiris Ninis Panathinaikos 20 6
19 DF Socrates Papastathopoulos Genoa 22 12
20 FW Pantelis Kapetanos Steaua Bucharest 27 4
21 MF Kostantinos Katsouranis Panathinaikos 31 72
22 DF Stelios Malezas PAOK Salonika 25 0
23 MF Athanasios Prittas Aris Salonika 31 0

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Group A Teams W D L GD PTS
Uruguay 2 1 0 4 7
Mexico 1 1 1 1 4
South Africa 1 1 1 -2 4
France 0 1 2 -3 1
Group B Teams W D L GD PTS
Argentina 3 0 0 6 9
South Korea 1 1 1 -1 4
Greece 1 0 2 -3 3
Nigeria 0 1 2 -2 1
Group C Teams W D L GD PTS
USA 1 2 0 1 5
England 1 2 0 1 5
Slovenia 1 1 1 0 4
Algeria 0 1 2 -2 1
Group D Teams W D L GD PTS
Germany 2 0 1 4 6
Ghana 1 1 1 0 4
Australia 1 1 1 -3 4
Serbia 1 0 2 -1 3
Group E Teams W D L GD PTS
Netherlands 3 0 0 4 9
Japan 2 0 1 2 6
Denmark 1 0 2 -3 3
Cameroon 0 0 3 -3 0
Group F Teams W D L GD PTS
Paraguay 1 2 0 2 5
Slovakia 1 1 1 -1 4
New Zealand 0 3 0 0 3
Italy 0 2 1 -1 2
Group G Teams W D L GD PTS
Brazil 2 1 0 3 7
Portugal 1 2 0 7 5
Ivory Coast 1 1 1 1 4
North Korea 0 0 3 -11 0
Group H Teams W D L GD PTS
Spain 2 0 1 2 6
Chile 2 0 1 1 6
Switzerland 1 1 1 0 4
Honduras 0 1 2 -3 1

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