For the price of National. France hosts (21:45, News Bulletin 247, sport-fm.gr, Alpha) Greece at the curtain-raiser of the Euro 2024 qualifying phase, having formally fallen out of contention for the first two places that lead directly to the finals of the competition.
His team Gustavo Poget, which will end data in the 3rd place of the 2nd group, will play for prestige in this match, facing a great opponent. The national team will play its last official match before the playoffs in March, in which it will have a second chance to travel to Germany in the summer.
The score of the 2nd group
The program of the 9th game
THE National will line up with several absences, since in addition to the suspended Kourbelis and Mandalou, Tsimikas-Baldock will also be absent, as there was an agreement to return to England because it is an indifferent game. Siopis has also been knocked out, due to problems with the adductor. They were called additional Zekas and Tsingaras due to the lack of midfielders. At the same time, he will not have Gustavo Puget on the bench, as he received a red against the Netherlands and will not have the right to be on the bench. In his place will be found Gerard Nuss.
THE France she is also indifferent in points regarding the group, as she has ensured both her presence in the finals, but also the first place. However, he also showed against Gibraltar, which he destroyed with 14-0, that he does not intend to… give himself to any opponent. Didier Deschamps announced a fresh start to the starting line-up. Data will not have at his disposal the unfortunate Zaire-Emery, who will return from the new year, while Kamavinga, Konate, Tswameni and Pavar are also injured. The latter two were out of call-ups for this reason, while the former two were injured before the Gibraltar match. It is very likely that Mbappe will be out of the starting lineup.
The EPO has announced a sold out for this match, but the OPAP Arena is still not expected to be full. Because, the lower petal will be closed again, as happened in the crucial match against the Netherlands in New Philadelphia, while the difference is that the upper body will be partially closed this time and not completely. The OPAP Arena is expected to hold 23,000-24,000 based on the tickets that have been printed, while there will be around 500 French people on the pitch.
It is recalled that the fact that gates 19, 21, 23, 25 and 27 of the lower section and 20, 22 and 28 of the upper section were closed had caused a debate, with the EPO emphasizing in its statement that it was due to a decision by the police.
Hellas: Vlachodimos – Rota, Mavropanos, Hatzidiakos, Giannoulis – Bouchalakis, Galanopoulos, Bakasetas – Masouras, Pelkas, Ioannidis
France: Samba – Kouté, Saliba, Disassi, L. Hernandez – Fofana, Rabiot – Dembele, Griezmann, Coman – M. Tiram
Referee: Daniel Siebert (Germany)
Assistants: Jan Seidel, Dominique Sall
4th: Martin Petersen (Germany)
VAR: Marco Fritz, Christian Dingert
Source: Sport Fm
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