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.