Greece waiting on 'miracle'
A look ahead to Tuesday night's World Cup qualification matches in Group G, including Greece's clash with Liechtenstein.
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Greece coach Fernando Santos concedes his side are waiting on a miracle in order to take top spot in World Cup qualifying Group G.
The 2004 European champions have taken 22 points from a possible 27 in qualifying, but unfortunately for them, so have Bosnia-Herzegovina.
They have a far superior goal difference to the Greeks and are expected to win in Lithuania on Tuesday, meaning whatever Greece do at home to Liechtenstein could prove irrelevant.
"Our chances of qualifying are still intact," said a defiant Santos before admitting: "But we have to try and earn the win against Liechtenstein and see if a miracle happens in Lithuania."
PAOK striker Dimitris Salpingidis also acknowldges the job in hand.
"We cannot think of what will happen with Bosnia, but of course our chances are reduced," he said.
As the Greeks have suggested, it is Bosnia-Herzegovina who hold all the aces.
Qualification for Brazil 2014 would be an almighty achievement for a country which only played its first friendly in 1995.
"We are just 90 minutes from Brazil," midfielder Zvjezdab Misimovic.
"We know what is at stake. In Lithuania, we will be ready the three most important points in the history of our team."
For manager Safet Susic, staying calm while on the brink of glory is the key.
"We know if we win we will go to the World Cup," he said.
"I expect a good game and a win. There may be some problems in the beginning and if we do not get a goal there might be a little nervousness. But I think we stay calm and find a solution.
"We have done that before and if we do that again I am sure we will be fine."
Lithuania have picked up 11 points along the way and are placed fourth, with third the best they can do.
The domiance of Bosnia-Herzegovina and Slovakia has made the rest of the qualifying process something of a non-event, meaning that the final game, between Latvia and Slovakia in Riga, is the latest in a long line of dead-rubbers.