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Euro 2012 Preview: Greece vs Czech Republic

Wroclaw: Greece coach Fernando Santos has plenty of problems ahead of the clash with the Czech Republic as his first-choice central defensive pairing of Avraam Papadopoulos (knee) and Sokratis Papastathopoulos (suspended) are unavailable for the match, with the former ruled out for the remainder of the tournament.

Schalke`s Kyriakos Papadopolous is expected to slot in for the banned Werder Bremen man, while PAOK`s Stelios Malezas is set to deputise for the injured Olympiakos star. Following his blistering cameo against Poland, Dimitris Salpangidis should be handed a start ahead of Sotiris Ninis.

Michal Bilek is unlikely to make major changes to his starting XI, despite the 4-1 trashing at the hands of Euro 2008 semi-finalists Russia. Tomas Hubschman could replace Jan Rezek in the centre of the pitch, while Tomas Pekhart and Tomas Necid are in with a chance to make appearances from the bench.

Goal.com

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