If he is retained in the 12, Thanasis Antetokounmpo will feel a little lonely… After Giannis, it is Kostas’ turn to forfeit the World Cup, which begins on August 25 in Asia. Like his brother, it is because of a knee operation, and the former interior of Asvel leaves the selection in the company of Vassilis Toliopoulos.
Consequently, Dimitris Itoudis will take 14 players in Abu Dhabi to face the United States on August 18, then Germany the next day. They are Kostas Papanikolaou, Thanasis Antetokounmpo, Giannoulis Larentzakis, Ioannis Papapetrou, Georgios Papagiannis, Michalis Lountzis, Dinos Mitoglou, Lefteris Bochoridis, Panagiotis Kalaitzakis, Nikos Rogkavopoulos, Dimitris Moraitis, Thomas Walkup, Georgios Tsalmpouris and Manos Chatzidakis.
Placed in Group C, whose matches will take place in Manila, Greece will face the United States, Jordan and New Zealand. Objective: finish in the top two of the group to compete in the second phase.