Mitroglou headlines Greece squad to face Socceroos

Kostas Mitroglou headlines Greece's squad that is set to take on Australia in Sydney on June 4 and in Melbourne on June 7.

Kostas Mitroglou

Kostas Mitroglou in action for Greece at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Source: Getty Images

The Benfica striker has scored 23 goals and made five assists in 43 matches this season. Joining him will be his Benfica teammate Andreas Samaris, Borussia Dortmund defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Roma’s Vasilis Torosidis.



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Greek Coach Michael Skibbe has selected an initial 31-man squad, which will be trimmed following a pre-tour camp that commences in Athens on 24 May prior to them travelling to Australia.

There are four players in the squad who are team-mates of young Aussie Terry Antonis at PAOK, including Stelios Kitsiou, Giorgos Tzavellas, Alexandros Tziolis and Dimitris Pelkas.

The last time Greece came to Australia was prior to the 2006 FIFA World Cup, with the Socceroos prevailing 1-0 in front of 95,000 fans at the MCG with a goal from Josip Skoko.



Greece squad for the Dodoni Series

Goalkeepers: Orestis Karnezis (Udinese), Stefanos Kapino (Olympiakos)

Defenders: Loukas Vyntra (Hapoel Tel Aviv), Stelios Kitsiou (Paok), Vangelis Moras (Verona), Michaalis Boukouvalas (Iraklis), Marios Economou (Bologna), Sokratis Papastathopoulos (Borussia Dortmund), Dimitris Siovas (Olympiakos), Kostas Stafylidis (FC Augsburg), Giorgos Tzavellas (Paok), Vasilis Torosidis (Roma), Jose Holebas (Watford)

Midfielders: Andreas Samaris (Benfica), Alexandros Tziolis (Paok), Panagiotis Kone (Fiorentina), Giannis Maniatis (Standard Liege), Petros Mantalos (AEK), Dimitris Pelkas (Paok), Panagiotis Tachtsidis (Genoa), Giannis Fetfatzidis (Al-Ahli), Kostas Fortounis (Olympiakos)

: Kostas Mitroglou (Benfica), Christos Aravidis (AEK), Apostolos Vellios (Iraklis), Giannis Gianniotas (Apoel), Dimitris Diamantakos (Karlsruher SC), Nikos Karelis (Racing Genk), Anastasios Bakasetas (Panionios), Thanassis Papazoglou (KV Kortrigk), Lazaros Christodoulopoulos (Sampdoria)


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Published 12 May 2016 at 2:27pm
By Nick Stoll
Source: FFA