Greece play Belarus in an international friendly on Wednesday 9th November, in their first match of the upcoming international break. Both sides come into the match on the back of Euro qualifying wins. Greece saw off Estonia 2-0 on 10th October, while Stanislaw Drahun’s strike helped Belarus to a 1-0 win over Slovakia a day earlier.
Giorgos Samaras and Vasilis Torosidis, the two most capped players in the current Greece side, will be instrumental as the team tries to awaken their waning influence. The side has not been able to put in a solid run of performances since winning the Euros in 2004, but have showed flashes of the same brilliance under current coach Michael Skibbe.
Belarus will want to use the friendly to give for minutes to 22-year-old striker Ruslan Teverov, seeing as Vitali Rodionov and Mikalay Yanush, both 32, are edging ever close to retirement. Drahun will still be influential in midfield, but faces a tough battle against Andreas Samaris in that department.