Argentina trip crucial for Greece
8, 2005 – Despite coming off two straight
defeats at the hands of Pool C leaders Poland
last weekend, some injury problems and a long
away journey to Argentina, Greece coach Kostas
Charitonidis has his sight firmly set on two
victories for this weekend’s round three of the
Intercontinental Round of the 2005 World League.
Two wins will help Greece, who have an overall
record of two wins-two defeats, keep in touch
with the undefeated rivals in the group Poland
and help keep their heads in front of both
Argentina and final round hosts Serbia and
Montenegro, who have one win a piece.
Pic: Greece lost to Poland 3-2 & 3-0 in round
"Despite the problems that we have, we will go
to Argentina to play well and take victories in
both matches,” Charitonidis said. “There are no
excuses and we will fight with all our forces
for the good of the national team."
Charitonidis has made two changes to last week’s
matches for the trip to Argentina with his
tallest player at 2.05m, 25-year-old Andreas
Andreadis replacing Theodoros Chatziantoniou
while Georgios Stefanou comes in for
Greece’s first match against Argentina in Buenos
Aires is on Friday followed by the second
match on Sunday.