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Saturday, 6 October 2001
World Cup 2002 UEFA Group Nine qualification match

England 2 Greece 2 [0-1]

Match Summary
England Squad
Greece Squad
Team Records
 
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The Greece Squad for the match against England  October 2001
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club App G
Basinas, Angelos 3 January 1976 25 M Panathinaikos AO 21 2
Chalkias, Kostantinos 24 May 1974 27 G Iraklis 1908 FC 0 0

Kostas Chalkias drafted into the squad on 28 September as replacement for Eleftheropoulos.

Charisteas, Angelas 9 February 1980 21 F AS Aris Thessaloniki 6 3
Dabizas, Nikolaos 3 August 1973 28 D Newcastle United FC, England 46 0
Eleftheropoulos, Dimitris 7 August 1976 25 G Olympiacos CFP 12 0

Dimitris Eleftheropoulos withdraws from the squad on 28 September due to conflicts with his club.

Fyssas, Panayiotis 12 June 1973 28 D Panathinaikos AO 5 0
Georgiadis, Georgios Charalambous 8 March 1972 30 M Panthessalonikios Athlitikos Omilos Constantinoupoliton 37 11
Karagounis, Georgios 6 March 1977 24 M Panathinaikos AO 12 1
Kasapis, Michalis 6 August 1971 30 D Athlitiki Enosis Konstantinoupoleos FC 33 0
Konstantinidis, Konstantinos 31 August 1972
born in West Germany
29 M Hertha Berliner SC von 1892 eV, Germany 31 1
Konstantinidis, Pantelis 16 August 1975 26 M Panthessalonikios Athlitikos Omilos Constantinoupoliton 12 0
Kyrgiakos, Sotiris 23 July 1979 22 D Panathinaikos AO 0 0
Lakis, Vassilis 10 September 1976 25 M Athlitiki Enosis Konstantinoupoleos FC 10 2
Machlas, Nikolaos

16 June 1973

28 F Amsterdamsche Football
Club Ajax
, Netherlands
55 17
Nikolaidis, Themistoklis 17 September 1973
born in West Germany
28 F Athlitiki Enosis Konstantinoupoleos FC 30 11
Nikopolidis, Antonis 14 October 1971 29 G Panathinaikos AO 14 0
Patsatzoglou, Christos 19 March 1979 22 D Olympiacos CFP 9 0
Seitaridis, Georgios 4 June 1981 20 D Panathinaikos AO 0 0
Venetidis, Stylianos 19 November 1976 24 D Olympiacos CFP 19 0
Vokolos, Leonidas 31 August 1970 31 D Panathinaikos AO 4 1
Vryzas, Vizis 9 November 1973 27 F AC Perugia Calcio Srl, Italy 24 2
Zagarakis, Theodoros 27 October 1971 29 M Athlitiki Enosis Konstantinoupoleos FC 61 0
Zikos, Vassilios 1 June 1974 27 M Athlitiki Enosis Konstantinoupoleos FC 16 0

Squad details correct up to and including Greece's match against Finland on 5 September 2001.

Diary

Tuesday, 25 September 2001 - Greek coach Otto Rehhegal has named his 22-man squad for the World Cup qualifier against England on October 6.  AEK Athens striker Demis Nikolaidis has been recalled to the Greece squad after a self-imposed 20-month boycott of the national team.  Nikolaidis refused to play for the national side in protest at refereeing standards in the Greek league in November 1999.  Michalis Kasapis, who has also been recalled after a self-imposed exile, kicked a referee in a league match in 1999 and given a 22-match ban.  They will be joined by Panathiniakos debutants Sotiris Kyrgiakos and Yourkas Seitaridis, promoted from the under-21 setup.  There is no place for Inter Milan's Grigoris Georgatos who publicly quit the Greece team in the wake of their 5-1 thrashing away to Finland on September 5.  Central defender and Panathinaikos captain Ioannis Goumas is missing after breaking a foot in pre-season.

Friday, 28 September 2001 - Olympiakos goalkeeper Dimitrios Eleftheropoulos asked not to be included in the national side which will confront England.  Eleftheropoulos was distraught after letting in a soft goal in a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Lille OSC in the Champions league midweek.  He had also earlier been involved in a fight with team mate Jorge Bermudez and was punished by missing the opening game for the Greek championship, a 3-0 win over Iraklis. Eleftheropoulos is almost sure he won't play against Panionios in the second matchday of the Greek League and has asked for a permission to skip the World Cup qualifier against England.  Greece coach Otto Rehhagel has accepted his decision, and has called in Kostas Chalkias of Iraklis as a replacement for Eleftheropoulos and cover for Panathinaikos' goalkeeper Antonis Nikopolidis who will start against England.

Greece Form: last six games
L D W L D L   f 6:a 13 success:  33%
391 28 March 2001 - Greece 2 Germany 4 [2-2]
Olympiakó Stádio Spiros Louis, Athína
Charisteas, Georgiadis
Rehmer, Ballack (pen), Klose, Bode
WCP HL
Deisler
392 25 April 2001 - Croatia 2 Greece 2 [0-1]
Stadion Varteksa, Varazdin
Vlaovic, Rapaic
Alexandris (2)
Fr AD
393 2 June 2001 - Greece 1 Albania 0 [0-0]
Theodoros Vardinogiannis Stadium, Heraklion
Machlas WCP HW
394 6 June 2001 - Greece 0 England 2 [0-0]
Olympiakó Stádio Spiros Louis, Athína
Scholes, Beckham HL
395 15 August 2001 - Russia 0 Greece 0 [0-0]
Luzniki Stadium, Moskva
  Fr AD
396 5 September 2001 - Finland 5 Greece 1 [4-1]
Olympiastadion, Helsinki
Forsell (2), Riihilahti, Kolkka, Litmanen
Karagounis
WCP AL

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