With just a few days to the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Greece which is among the 32 teams that will participate in the summer global event has unveiled its 23 man squad that is final.
In the final squad for the world cup is Kostas Mitroglou who is the record signing of Fulham who has not had playing time ever since he made a move into the Barclays Premier League.
The Greece boss, Fernando Santos is hopeful that the Fulham striker will be fit for the 2014 FIFA World Cup that starts on 12th June. After Fulham was relegated from the Barclays Premier league after the last season, Mitroglou has not had a very good time where he can showcase the best side of him in the football world.
Mitroglou was signed for Fulham at a cost of 12 million Euros in January this year. He used to play for Olympiacos before joining Fulham. After making one start for Fulham, the superstar has never started a match and an injury being a reason to all this shortcomings.
However, during the clash with Stoke City which was their last season game, Mitroglou made a comeback something which is said to be a contributing factor to his involvement in the Santos final 23 man squad. He must have convinced the Greece manager enough to secure that golden chance.
When Santos was interviewed, he said that some of the positions in the 23 man squad were not surely given out until some weeks ago when he was able to make some call ups. Santos said during the last match of Fulham that they played against Stoke City, Kostas was studied during the last 30 minutes.
A lot of attention was directed to him and they finally got assured that the star was fit for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Santos said that the physical condition and ability to play were the factors to consider.
In the current season, Kostas Mitroglou has netted 9 times with one assist goal in a total of 14 appearances.