Greece head coach Fernando Santos has named his provisional 29-man World Cup squad, finding a place for Fulham striker Mitroglou, despite his faltering form. Giorgos Karagounis, Greece captain and their most-capped player of all time with 132 appearances and Mitroglou’s teammate is on the list as well despite his mixed form for the team from Craven Cottage. Greece play Colombia, Côte d’Ivoire and Japan in Group C.

Goalkeepers: Alexandros Tzorvas (Apollon Smyrnis), Orestis Karnezis (Granada), Panaglotis Glykos (PAOK), Stefanos Kapino (Panathinaikos)

Defenders: Avraam Papadopoulos, Kostas Manolas, Giannis Maniatis, Jose Holebas (all Olympiakos), Sokratis Papastathopoulos (Borussia Dortmund), Giorgios Tzavellas (PAOK), Loukas Vyntra (Levante), Vasilis Torosidis (Roma), Vangelis Moras (Verona), Nikolaos Karabelas (Levante)

Midfielders: Alexandros Tziolis (Kayserispor), Andreas Samaris (Olympiakos), Kostas Katsouranis (PAOK), Giorgos Karagounis (Fulham), Panagiotis Tachtsidis (Torino), Ioannis Fetfatzidis (Genoa), Kostas Fortounis (Kaiserslautern), Lazaros Christodoulopoulos (Bologna) Panagiotis Kone (Bologna)

Forwards: Dimitris Papadopoulos (Atromitos), Dimitris Salpingidis (PAOK), Giorgios Samaras (Celtic), Konstantinos Mitroglou (Fulham), Theofanis Gekas (Konyaspor), Stefanos Athanasiadis (PAOK), Nikos Karelis (Panathinaikos)

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