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Fanis Gekas retires from Greece national team

Fanis Gekas retires from Greece national team

Greek striker Fanis Gekas has ended his international career, becoming the third player to quit the national team since Fernando Santos was appointed coach.
The 30-year-old Gekas confirmed his decision in a blog post Thursday. He cited "special circumstances" but did not elaborate.
Gekas scored 20 goals in 52 matches for Greece since making his debut in 2005.
It is the latest headache for Santos following the recent international retirements of Liverpool defender Sotirios Kyrgiakos and Gekas' Eintracht Frankfurt teammate, striker Ioannis Amanatidis.
Greece has two points from two games in European Championship qualifying. The team was knocked out in the World Cup group stage under former coach Otto Rehhagel.


Updated : 2020-12-05 02:56 GMT+08:00