World Cup 2018 qualifiers: Greece defeats Gibraltar 4-1
The Greek national football team took a convincing first step on Tuesday evening…
The Greek national football team took a convincing first step on Tuesday evening against Gibraltar, in its campaign in the qualifiers for 2018’s World Cup in Russia.
Greece managed one of its easier wins (4-1) thanks to goals by Kostas Mitroglou (10’), Kostas Fortounis (45’), Vasilis Torosidis (45+2’) and an own goal by Scott Wiseman (44’). Gibraltar also scored a goal with Liam Walker (26’).
Although the Greek team was the clear favorite, the pressure on Michael Skibbe’s squad was immense given a recent string of disappointing performances in the recent Euro qualifiers. A recent friendly win against the Netherlands, however, seems to have given the Greek team the necessary confidence boost.
The next match for Greece, in Group H of the qualifying round, is against Cyprus, on 7 October, in Piraeus.