Game: Greece – Romania
Date: 7 September, Sunday, 2014 year
Start time: 21:45
The debut of Claudio Ranieri head of Greece vs Romania in the first qualifying match for Euro 2016 On the way to the World Cup in Brazgiliya Greece beat Romania in the playoffs with a total score of 4: 2 qualify for the World Cup.
Greece started the qualification cycle without one of their stars, Giorgos Karagounis, who suspended her career in the national team. Kostas Katsouranis did was called in the composition as a free agent and this may have influenced the choice of Ranieri.34-year-old striker Theofanis Gekas was also called for the upcoming game, which is a clear sign that the Italian specialist will make rejuvenation Team.
Ranieri, however, relies on the security protection and has chosen its most experienced defenders for the upcoming game – Vassilis Torosidis, José Holebas, Sokratis Papastopolus and Vangelis Moras. They are expected to provide stability to the team in defense, through which Greece recording good results in the past decade. In previous positions Ranieri will rely on the captain of the team Dimitris Salpingidis and Giorgos Samaras. The latter noted important goal for the team to victory over Ivory Coast that Greece ranks second round of the World Cup 2014.
Team Romania also change after national coach Victor Piturca has called five debutants for the visit to Greece. Goalkeeper Bogdan Lobonts dropped from the national team, and did not get called up other key players for the team in recent years – Cristian Tănase, Bănel Nicoliță, Costin Lazăr and Marius Niculae.
Problems in Romania are many. Spoke to the coach to leave after the match with Greece, because he has achieved an agreement with a team from Saudi Arabia. Such speculation can not help but reflect on his players who do not need such rumors just before the first qualification match.
Our prediction for this game is to bet on the success of his debut Kladuio Ranieri. Team Greece credible as it is a good series against his opponent, who is quite unstable in organizational plan at that time.