After Greece secured their place at next year’s 2014 FIFA World Cup™ with victory in their play-off against Romania, FIFA.com takes a look at the facts and figures surrounding Fernando Santos’ side’s qualification.
Stuttgart's impressive seven league-game unbeaten run came to a grinding halt Friday when Borussia Dortmund fired for six after Stuttgart took an early lead, reaching the summit of the Bundesliga with their 6-1 win.
Greece moved up to 12th in the latest edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, their highest position since October 2011, thanks to a mixture of passion and positive play.
With a win all that will do when they face Russia in Group A tonight, Greece defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos says they "tend to prevail in the key matches" with the hope they can repeat the feat.
Greece coach Fernando Santos and his players are not interested in entertaining the idea of being an underdog against Russia on Saturday, and believe they will be the side celebrating in the end.
Werder Bremen have taken the option to sign on-loan defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos permanently from Genoa according to director of sport Klaus Allofs.