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Greece announces provisional Euro squad

Greece coach Fernando Santos announced his provisional roster for Euro 2012 as he prepares to lead the surprise Euro 2004 champions into Poland and Ukraine this summer.

Giorgos Karagounis, capped 115 times, is the most experience player named, and Kostas Fortounis and Stelios Malezas, who have one cap apiece, were the two most inexperienced players selected.

Greece will face co-host Poland, the Czech Republic and Russia in Group A of the tournament.

Following is the complete provisional roster for Greece:

Goalkeepers: Michalis Sifakis (Aris), Kostas Chalkias (PAOK), Alexandros Tzorvas (Palermo).

Defenders: Vassilis Torossidis (Olympiacos), Kyriakos Papadopoulos (Schalke), Sokratis Papastathopoulos (Werder Bremen), Avraam Papadopoulos (Olympiacos), Jose Holebas (Olympiacos), Giorgos Tzavellas (Monaco), Stelios Malezas (PAOK).

Midfielders: Kostas Katsouranis (Panathinaikos), Giorgos Karagounis (Panathinaikos), Giannis Maniatis (Olympiacos), Giorgos Fotakis (PAOK), Grigoris Makos (AEK Athens), Giannis Fetfatzidis (Olympiacos), Sotiris Ninis (Panathinaikos), Alexandros Tziolis (Monaco), Kostas Fortounis (Kaiserslautern), Panagiotis Kone (Bologna).

Forwards: Dimitris Salpingidis (PAOK), Giorgos Samaras (Celtic), Fanis Gekas (Samsunspor), Nikos Liberopoulos (AEK Athens), Kostas Mitroglou (Atromitos).