Athens, Greece – Greece coach Fernando Santos made the final two cuts to his roster Tuesday for the Euro 2012 tournament, making Alexandros Tziolis and Panagiotis Kone the casualties.
Santos intially named a 25-player provisional roster, but Tziolis and Kone are set to miss out on the tournament. Final rosters for the tournament had to be submitted Tuesday.
Greece, which won Euros in 2004, begins the tournament against co-host Poland on June 8, and also plays the Czech Republic and Russia in Group A.
Following is the complete Greece roster:
Goalkeepers: Kostas Chalkias (PAOK), Michalis Sifakis (Aris), Alexandros Tzorvas (Palermo).
Defenders: Jose Holebas (Olympiacos), Stelios Malezas (PAOK), Avraam Papadopoulos (Olympiacos), Kyriakos Papadopoulos (Schalke), Sokratis Papastathopoulos (Werder Bremen), Vassilis Torossidis (Olympiacos), Giorgos Tzavellas (Monaco).
Midfielders: Giannis Fetfatzidis (Olympiacos), Kostas Fortounis (Kaiserslautern), Giorgos Fotakis (PAOK), Giorgos Karagounis (Panathinaikos), Kostas Katsouranis (Panathinaikos), Grigoris Makos (AEK Athens), Giannis Maniatis (Olympiacos), Sotiris Ninis (Panathinaikos).
Forwards: Fanis Gekas (Samsunspor), Nikos Liberopoulos (AEK Athens), Kostas Mitroglou (Atromitos), Dimitris Salpingidis (PAOK), Giorgos Samaras (Celtic).