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The Greek Way To Winning World Cup

The Greek Way To Winning World Cup

It was almost a decade when the Greeks had a taste of their European Championship title. It was in 2004 when the squad made a massive turnaround in their performance and clinched the coveted silverware. Since then the team remained quiet not until in 2010 when they qualified for the World Cup tournament. It was a short stint, however. They were eliminated in the early stage of the competition and will have to wait for another four (4) years to seek for redemption and retribution and true enough, their long wait is finally over. Once again, the Greeks made it to the most anticipated football tournament and perhaps, they would make a stronger finish this time around,


How they qualified

Greece fought a down the wire match long before they sealed their World Cup berth. Despite their impressive performance, Bosnia and Herzegovina had the upper hand due to their aggregate scores. At the end of the day, the club found themselves travelling to Romania and competing for that one final spot.


Instead of lamenting over that their lost automatic qualification, the Greek side stood up to the challenge. The two-legged play-offs against Romania ended in their favor and eventually, secured their ticket to Brazil.


The Fernando Santos era

Santos’ arrival in the Greek squad is believed to be pivotal in the club’s success. Despite the criticisms, Santos was able to balance the team’s defensive and attacking tactics. They were able to score essential points and at the same time, keep their opponents at bay. This was highly evident in the results of their play-off against Romania. It is only


Current preparations

Greece is bound to participate in several friendlies in preparation for the awaited event. The club is expected to go against Nigeria. Ecuador and Mexico are also in Greece’s list. But neither of the two have made a confirmation. They will also look forward to meeting South Korea and Portugal.


So far, the squad’s best performance in World Cup is making it through the group stage. But perhaps with a new approach, the club will be able to stay longer in the tournament.




Image Source: Sportal

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