Injured Holebas out for Greece qualifiers

Injured Holebas out for Greece qualifiers

Jose Holebas

Jose Holebas will be replaced by Kostas Giannoulis after getting injured on the weekend.

Greek defender Jose Holebas has been ruled out of European Championship qualifiers against Finland and Northern Ireland after picking up a groin injury in a weekend Serie A match.

The 30-year-old left winger, a World Cup standout for Greece this year, has been replaced by Kostas Giannoulis of Olympiakos.

Holebas, who moved to Roma this season, was hurt in Sunday’s 3-2 loss at Juventus.

It is the second injury substitution since Greece announced its squad to face Group F rivals Finland on Saturday and Northern Ireland three days later. Defender Avraam Papadopoulos is out because of a cheekbone injury, while Udinese midfileder Panagiotis Kone is doubtful.

Greece lost its group opener to Romania 1-0 at home.

Source: AP.

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