Greece performed above expectations at Euro 2012 by reaching the quarter finals, eventually being eliminated by the well fancied Germany. Greece will probably never reach the heights that they did when winning Euro 2004 but they have shown they still have a decent side and a similar performance will be expected again in 2016.
Here are our winning tips on Greece at Euro 2012 followed by what would have been the other best bets on Greece at the European Championships:
These were Greece's qualifying results for Euro 2012, their qualifying results for Euro 2016 will be added once the campaign starts
|Date||Home Team||Result||Away Team|
This was the final 23 man Greece Euro 2012 squad, how many of these players will be around in 2016?
Goalkeepers: Kostas Chalkias (PAOK), Michalis Sifakis (Aris), Alexandros Tzorvas (Palermo).
Defenders: Vassilis Torossidis (Olympiacos), Kyriakos Papadopoulos (Schalke 04), Sokratis Papastathopoulos (Werder Bremen), Avraam Papadopoulos (Olympiacos), Jose Holebas (Olympiacos), Giorgos Tzavellas (AS 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), Kostas Fortounis (Kaiserslautern).
Forwards: Dimitris Salpingidis (PAOK), Giorgos Samaras (Celtic), Fanis Gekas (Samsunspor), Nikos Liberopoulos (AEK Athens), Kostas Mitroglou (Atromitos).
We will add Greece's goalscorer stats from their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign after each qualifying match.
We will add Greece's disciplinary stats from their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign after each qualifying match.
We will add Greece's team stats from their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign after each qualifying match.
|2012||Eliminated At Quarter Final Stage|
|2008||Eliminated Bottom Of Group|
|2000||Did Not Qualify|
|1996||Did Not Qualify|
Greece produced one of the biggest shocks in international football when they won the European Championships in 2004, beating Portugal in the final. That proved that a team can win a major tournament more because of tactics and teamwork than because of talent. Greece hadn't even qualified for the previous two European Championships and finished bottom of the group when defending their crown so that big win in 2004 definitely looks a one off. They did however perform a bit better at Euro 2012 and the can be considered a solid but unspectacular side these days.