April 7, 2014

2014 FIFA World Cup teams, #17 of 32: Greece (UEFA), prominent players in 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifying (theoretical best XI for Greece, with 3 other player-options listed).

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Greece national team. UEFA (Europe). Nickname: Εθνική (‘Ethniki’ [National]). Home jersey: white, with blue trim.
-Greece is in Group C (with Colombia, Ivory Coast, and Japan) ‘2014 FIFA World Cup Group C‘ (
2014 FIFA World Cup qualification: 3rd qualification out of 18 possible tries (1930, did not enter ; 1950, did not enter). Greece has qualified for the World Cup in: 1994, 2010, 2014.
Previous WC: 2010, Group Stage / 1-0-2.

Population of Greece: 10.8 million {2011 census}. Capital and largest city: Athens, pop. 3.7 million (metro-area pop.) {2011 census}.

-Greece coach, Fernando Santos. Fernando Santos.
-Greece squad captain, Giorgos Karagounis. Giorgos Karagounis.

Below: Theoretical Best XI for Greece (with 3 other player-options further below) -
Photo and Image credits above -
Greece home jersey badge, photo from
Greece 2012-14 home jersey, photo from
Greece/EU map, by NuclearVacuum at ‘File:EU-Greece.svg‘ (
Greece map by Lencer at ‘File:Greece location map.svg‘ (
Fernando Santos, photo unattributed at—–smoking.
Orestis Karnezis (Udinese/Granada), photo by Vladimir Rys/Getty Images Europe via
Vasilis Torosidis (Roma), photo by Warrenfish at
Sokratis Papastathopoulos (Borussia Dortmund), photo by Reuters via
Dimitris Siovas (Olympiacos), photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images Europe via
José Holebas (Olympiacos), photo by AFP/Getty Images via
Giannis Maniatis (Olympiacos), photo unattributed at
Giorgos Karagounis (Fulham), photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images Europe via
Alexandros Tziolis (PAOK/Kayserispor), photo by
Forwards, attacking MFs,
Dimitris Salpingidis (PAOK), photo from
Konstantinos Mitroglou (Fulham), photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images Europe via
Georgios Samaras (Celtic), photo by Getty Images/Getty Images Europe via
Other player-options,
Loukas Vyntra DF/CB/RB (Levante), photo by Manuel Queimadelos Alonso/Getty Images Europe via
Andreas Samaris MF/CM (Olympiacos), photo unattributed at
Lazaros Christodoulopoulos LW/AMF/RW (Bologna), photo by Getty Images via
Thanks to the contributors at ‘2014 FIFA World Cup qualification‘ (
Thanks to the contributors at ‘Greece national football team‘ (
Thanks to, for player-position details.
Thanks to, for recent squad line-ups (with positions-on-the-field graphics), at

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