The match №15, play-off, fourth tournament day.
Greece – Latvia 4:0
January 8th, 2012, Saint-Petersburg, "Zenith" sport games palace, 100 spectators.
Judges: Zlygostev, Miroshnichenko, Kichimaev
Greece: Kontopidis, Polianidis, Сhoutesiotis E. (Kasetta. 65), Vosnakidis, Goutas, Siopis (C) (Ioannidis, 65), Panagiotoudis (Kantoutsis, 77), Donis, Spanos (Papadimitriou, 75), Giannitsanis (Soukias, 75), Mouzakitis
Head coach: Touanas Konstantinos
Latvia: Potapenko, Shlampe, Flaksis (С), Plendishskis, Barinovs, Besperstovs (Vasil'evs, 66), Shadchins, Mikelson, Shabala (Blums, 87), Punctuls, Regzha (Svarups, 69),
The head coach: Blagonadezhdins Olegs
Goals: Donis (56), Spanos (57), Mouzakitis (73), Polianidis (90)
Yellow cards: Shadchins (77)
Unrealized penalty: Giannitsanis (12)
Best players: Kontopidis, Shadchins
Head coach of Greek team Touanas Konstantinos:
- Despite the final score, I can not say that the match was easy for my team. We played hard using all sport recourses. We were lucky - the opponent made a few mistakes we realized it in score. Even in the pre-match faculty, I told to my players, "Wait for the mistake of the opponent! Waylaid and then quickly counterattack!" The team understood the task and fulfilled it. Now I can see that the team has good list of players.
Head coach of Latvian team Blagonadezhdins Olegs:
- In the first time, we have something to counter the opponent, but in the second time of the meeting my players were physically tired, and as a result, missed four goals. Our fatigue and the better preparation of Greek national team affected the result. It is still hard to play with teams represented in the tournament. Well, we'll try out best in the match tomorrow.