Celtic striker Samaras in squad for Greece
Greece coach Fernando Santos included Celtic striker Georgios
Samaras into his preliminary European Championship squad on
Thursday, along with 12 other foreign-based players.
Santos summoned the 27-year-old Samaras before Greece’s squad
head for a training camp in Austria ahead of the tournament in
Poland and Ukraine next month.
Samaras scored one goal in eight qualifying appearances.
Greece will play Armenia and Slovenia in friendly matches this
month before taking on Euro 2012 opponents Poland, Russia and the
Czech Republic in Group A.
Goalkeepers: Dionisis Chiotis (APOEL), Alexandros Tzorvas
Defenders: Vangelis Moras (Cesena), Kyriakos Papadopoulos
(Schalke), Sokratis Papastathopoulos (Werder Bremen), Giorgos
Midfielders: Panagiotis Kone (Bologna), Thanos Petsos
(Kaiserslautern), Alexandros Tziolis (Monaco), Costas Fortounis
Strikers: Fanis Gekas (Samsunspor), Georgios Samaras