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World Football: What Greece Needs to Address Before Euro 2012
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After winning the 2004 European Championship, Greece has gotten the best from their opposition. No longer a pushover, Greece has qualified for the last three European Championships and the 2010 World Cup.

Since taking over for Otto Rehegal, Fernando Santos has guided the Greeks to an incredible 10-7-1 record with wins against Croatia and Serbia, to name a few. The record also includes several draws against teams like Russia and Poland, who they will face in June in the European Championship.

Santos has done well mixing in some youth to the national team. Players like Kyriakos Papadopoulos, Ioannis Fetfatzides, Stefanos Athanasiadis and Soriris Ninis have all become regular call-ups to the national team before the age of 23.

Greece will have three games to finalize its roster beginning with a game against Belgium on Wednesday and tune-ups against Slovenia and Armenia just before opening the 2012 European Championships in Poland on June 8.

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