Greece name provisional 30-man squad for World Cup 2014
Four-year reigning Greek Super League champions Olympiakos and runners-up PAOK have contributed to the 29-man provisional World Cup roster announced by Greece .
Fulham team-mate Giorgos Karagounis, the Greece captain with 132 caps, was also named in the squad.
Forward Georgios Samaras, who is leaving Celtic this summer, was the other Britain-based player selected.
Greece will travel to the United States before the tournament as part of the Road to Brazil series, playing Nigeria on June 3 at PPL Park in Chester, Pa. , and taking on Bolivia on June 6 at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J. .
Greece have until 2 June to trim the squad down to 23 players.
Greece will take on Colombia, Ivory Coast and Japan in Group C.
Greece provisional 30-man squad
Goalkeepers: Alexandros Tzorvas (Apollon Smyrnis), Michalis Sifakis (Atromitos), Orestis Karnezis (Granada), Panaglotis Glykos (PAOK), Stefanos Kapino (Panathinaikos).
Defenders: Avraam Papadopoulos, Dimitris Siovas, Kostas Manolas, Giannis Maniatis, Jose Holebas (all Olympiakos), Sokratis Papastathopoulos (Borussia Dortmund), Giorgios Tzavellas (PAOK), Loukas Vyntra (Levante), Vasilis Torosidis (Roma).
Midfielders: Alexandros Tziolis (Kayserispor), Andreas Samaris (Olympiakos), Kostas Katsouranis (PAOK), Giorgos Karagounis (Fulham), Panagiotis Tachtsidis (Torino), Sotiris Ninis (PAOK), Ioannis Fetfatzidis (Genoa), Kostas Fortounis (Kaiserslautern), Lazaros Christodoulopoulos (Bologna) Panagiotis Kone (Bologna).
Forwards: Dimitris Papadopoulos (Atromitos), Dimitris Salpingidis (PAOK), Giorgios Samaras (Celtic), Konstantinos Mitroglou (Fulham), Theofanis Gekas (Konyaspor).
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