02.10.2015 18:58 h

Pelkas gets nod for Greece's Euro qualifiers

Dimitrios Pelkas (l.)
Dimitrios Pelkas (l.)

Interim Greece coach Kostas Tsanas on Friday called up midfielder Dimitris Pelkas for the first time for next week's final Euro 2016 qualifiers against Northern Ireland and Hungary.

Greece travel to Group F leaders Northern Ireland on October 8 and host Hungary on October 11 with 21-year-old PAOK midfielder Pelkas in the squad for the first time.

"All players dream of someday representing their country and I am happy for this opportunity. It is an honour for me," said Pelkas.

Tsanas also recalled 26-year-old PAOK striker Stefanos Athanasiadis after an absence of nearly a year.

The 2004 European champions are bottom of the group with three points from eight matches and have no chance of qualifying for next year's finals in France.