The Victorian All Nations Cup is set to return following last years successful tournament with defending champions team Greece confirmed to compete.
The Greek Community announced it will be entering the Greek team to defend their title in this years All Nations tournament following their their first attempt and spectacular win last year.
The tournament begins on Saturday, 14 October at Knox City FC. Greece has drawn a difficult group which includes France, Eritrea and Afghanistan.
Their first game will be against France on Sunday, 15 October at 2:30pm. In round 2 , they are up against Eritrea on Sunday 22 October at 4pm and their final Group A match will be against a difficult opponent in Afghanistan on Sunday 29 October at 2:30pm.
George Katsakis and Kon Tangalakis, who coached the successful team last year, have once again joined forces to go back to back and win the title.
George Katsakis had this to say, leading into the tournament.
“Last year was an amazing experience and something I’ll never forget . We started with a squad of 18 Greek boys, whom had come together from various clubs. To get them to all unite and play as a team and win the title on their first attempt was truly a remarkable performance by all involved and we are ready to repeat that feat in 2023.”
Michael Karamitos , Vice President of the Greek Community, also couldn’t hide his excitement leading into the tournament.
“The Greek Community is delighted to once again enter a Greek team in the All Nations Cup. The euphoria that we experienced last year throughout the tournament was indeed an amazing experience and I encourage as many Greeks as possible to come and support our team. Sports unites people and this is our objective in this tournament, to bring our community together and support and cheer our team.”
President of the Greek Community, Bill Papastergiadis, also wished the team the best of luck for the tournament.