Santos asks for more discipline from Greece
Derek Gatopoulos - The Associated Press
Greece's Jose Holebas, Costas Katsouranis, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Avraam Papadopoulos, Fanis Gekas and goalkeeper Costas Chalkias, back row from left, and, front row from left, Giorgos Karagounis, Vassilis Torosidis, Yiannis Maniatis, Sotiris Ninis and Giorgos Samaras pose for a team group prior to the Euro 2012 soccer championship Group A match between Poland and Greece in Warsaw, Poland, Friday, June 8, 2012. With two key players missing from Greece's next match at the European Championship, Greece coach Fernando Santos is demanding more discipline from his players.
Central defender Avraam Papadopoulos flew home Saturday with ligament damage in his left leg after being injured in Greece's 1-1 draw with Poland, while partner Sokratis Papastathopoulos will sit out after being sent off in Friday's match.
The duo played a key role as defense-reliant Greece went through qualifying for Euro 2012 unbeaten to their third straight European tournament, conceding five goals and scoring 14 in 10 matches.
- Already a subscriber?
Sign in to read full article.
- Not a subscriber?
Subscribe now and get full access!