Incredible and yet… Greek! The EPO fell into an unimaginable fiascosince… she punished them “alone”. Kourbelis, Mandalo, Tsimika and Siopi. The Greek federation made a mistake with the cards of the 4 internationals, considering that since they have completed two yellow cards, they would not have the right to participate against the Gibraltar.
*here the relevant UEFA document showing through the table if each footballer is suspended or not
So, therefore, Gustavo Poget he left the four internationals out of the mission, considering that they are suspended and would not be able to compete. One might say, small is the evil since the weak Gibraltar (5-0) was the opponent but now an even bigger issue is being caused.
Because apart from the fact that we are talking about a… megaton fiasco from the EPOwhere they showed that they did not know some basic things and the regulations, an extra issue is created for the next key matches where Greece may play their qualification in Euro 2024. What do we mean? The fact that in the next break the “blue and white” is playing away from home against Ireland and if one of them Kourbelis, Mandalo, Tsimika and Siopi “turns yellow”, then he is expected to miss the home game against the Netherlands.
A match, which may prove pivotal in the battle to secure second place and the ticket to the finals of European Championship the next summer.
Now, it remains to be seen if the EPO will he take any position on the said fiasco he fell into and whether there will be an assumption of said responsibility. Not because we missed the above four internationals from the match against Gibraltarbut mainly for the fact that they were irreparably exposed with their move.
*here is the relevant UEFA regulation for punishing footballers when filling out cards
Source: Sport Fm
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