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Santos suggests Greece changes

Kostas Chalkias ruled out through injury

ESPN staff

Fernando Santos wants more from his side against Russia© AP Images

Fernando Santos has suggested he will shuffle his pack for Greece’s final group game with Russia.

All options remain open in Group A, as a win will take Greece through despite Santos’ side still propping up the pool.

Santos will have to make changes, as keeper Kostas Chalkias has been ruled out on account of the hamstring problem that forced him off during the first half of their defeat to Czech Republic. He is also without Avraam Papadopoulos, but Sokratis Papastathopoulos will return from a one-match ban and the coach is ready to make changes.

"I am considering some changes to the side as I am looking for quick thinking when in possession and pressure when we're not,” Santos said. “We will evaluate our players and their form, as some have played 180 minutes so far and we'll decide from there.

“I am sure that they will show more intensity in the next match and everything will go fine.”

 

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