The Greeks rely on a defensive, grind it out game plan that has soccer purists up in arms. For the most part, their games are not entertaining and the team has been harshly labelled as anti-football.
Greece biggest accomplishment in world soccer came in 2004, when against all the odds they won the European championship in Portugal. The Greeks have not had such success since and are are listed at 200/1 to win the 2014 World Cup.
— FIFAWorldCup (@FIFAWorldCup) June 5, 2014
How did Greece qualify?
Greece came up second in Group G of the UEFA qualifiers after tying Bosnia-Herzegovina with 25 points. They had the same amount of points, but did not advance because of goal differential. Ultimately, the Greeks would get their 2014 World Cup ticket by beating Romania by 4-2 in the playoff round.
What are Greece Betting Odds in the 2014 World Cup?
- To Win The Tournament +20000
- To Reach the Final: +1000
- To Win Group C: +900
- To Qualify: +200
- Not To Qualify: -275
- To Finish Last In Group C: +162
- To Be the Highest Scoring team in the Tournament: +50000
- To Be the Highest Scoring team in the Group: +700
Who are Greece opponents in the 2014 World Cup?
Greece is the bottom team in group C where they are listed +900 to win their group. Their opponents are Colombia (-115), head of the group, Ivory Coast (+400) and Japan (+400).
What is Greece schedule For The 2014 World Cup?
Greece (+505) opens the World Cup against Colombia (-137) on June 14 at Estádio Mineirão, in Belo Horizonte.
Their second game has Greece (+200) against Japan (+155) on June 19 at Arena das Dunas, in Natal.
The Greek close the stage against Ivory Coast on June 24 at the Estádio Castelão, in Fortaleza. Greece is listed +229 to win in the money line and the Elephants are +140.
What is Greece Slogan For The 2014 World Cup?
“Heroes Play Like Greeks”
Greece’s Roster for the 2014 World Cup?
GOALKEEPERS: Orestis Karnezis (Granada), Panagiotis Glykos (PAOK), Stefanos Kapino (Panathinaikos).
DEFENDERS : Kostas Manolas (Olympiakos), Giannis Maniatis (Olympiakos), Jose Holebas (Olympiakos), Sokratis Papastathopoulos (Borussia Dortmund), Giorgios Tzavellas (PAOK), Loukas Vyntra (Levante), Vasilis Torosidis (Roma), Vangelis Moras (Verona).
MIDFIELDERS : Alexandros Tziolis (Kayserispor), Andreas Samaris (Olympiacos), Kostas Katsouranis (PAOK), Giorgos Karagounis (Fulham), Panagiotis Tachtsidis (Torino), Ioannis Fetfatzidis (Genoa), Lazaros Christodoulopoulos (Bologna) Panagiotis Kone (Bologna).
FORWARDS : Dimitris Salpingidis (PAOK), Giorgios Samaras (Celtic), Kostas Mitroglou (Fulham), Theofanis Gekas (Konyaspor).
Who’s Greece Most Important Player in the 2014 World Cup?
Giorgos Karagounis is the backbone of the Greek team, but he will need a lot of help from his teammates to advance to the next round.
What are Greece Betting Trends For the 2014 World Cup?
- Greece has only participated in the World Cups twice in the past (1994 & 2010) and has never advanced from the group stage.
- Greece has five losses and one win in six World Cup games; they have scored only two goals and allowed 15.
- Greece met Colombia once on a friendly game where the South Americans won 2-0 back in 1994.
- Greece lost against Japan 0-1 at the 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup, in the only game they have played against each other.
- Greece has never played Ivory Coast.
How far will Greece go?
Greece World Cup drought will continue this June at Brazil where they could be held pointless.
Odds to Win 2014 FIFA World Cup:
- Brazil 3/1
- Argentina 9/2
- Germany 11/2
- Spain 13/2
- Belgium 14/1
- France 20/1
- Italy 22/1
- Uruguay 22/1
- Colombia 25/1
- Netherlands 25/1
- England 28/1
- Portugal 28/1
- Chile 40/1
- Russia 66/1
- Mexico 100/1
- Switzerland 100/1
- USA 100/1
- Ecuador 125/1
- Ivory Coast 125/1
- Croatia 150/1
- Japan 150/1
- Bosnia-Herzegovina 200/1
- Ghana 200/1
- Greece 200/1
- Nigeria 250/1
- South Korea 300/1
- Australia 500/1
- Cameroon 500/1
- Algeria 1000/1
- Costa Rica 1000/1
- Honduras 1500/1
- Iran 1500/1