Prittas, Patsatzoglou get surprise Greek call-up

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Associated Press

Posted on May 11, 2010 at 7:05 AM

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Midfielders Thanassis Prittas and Christos Patsatzoglou have received surprise call-ups to Greece's provisional World Cup squad.

Coach Otto Rehhagel added several youngsters to his 30-man pool on Tuesday.

The Greeks take on Argentina, South Korea and Nigeria in South Africa, and will play North Korea and Paraguay in friendlies near their pre-tournament training camp in Switzerland.

Rehhagel is known for his defensive tactics and team-building skills that guided Greece to stunning victory at the 2004 European Championship. But he has made changes because of injuries and inconsistent performances during the qualifiers.

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