Euro 2004 Champs Looking to Qualify for South Africa
After a poor performance in the FIFA World Cup qualifying stage, Greece will be looking to the playoff round to qualify. Poor results such as a 2-1 defeat in Greece to the Swiss, and a 1-1 draw against Moldova, will be devastating to any team. Had the Greeks beating the lowly ranked Moldovans , they would have automatically qualified for the World Cup. For the playoff round Greece will be the final ranked team along with France, Russia, and Portugal. Amongst the non-seeded teams will be Slovenia, The Republic of Ireland, Bosnia, and Ukraine. When Greece is on and playing their style of football, none of those four teams will cause any trouble to them, but if they played like they did against Moldova or the Swiss, then it will be another poor result on the shoulder of Greek skipper Otto Rehhagel.
Greece last qualified for the World Cup in 1994.