Cyprus coach Momcilo Vukotic yesterday named his final squad to face Israel and Slovenia in the upcoming Euro 2004 qualifiers.
Vukotic said that PAOK Thessaloniki's Panagiotis Engomitis has recovered from an injury and will be fit to play, as will Anorthosis Famagusta defender Nikos Nikolao and national under-21 midfielder Constantinis Harlambiris of APOEL Nicosia.
Apolon Limassol goalkeeper Michalis Shmitras, who has not been able to hold down a regular place with his club due to an ongoing dispute over pay, has been left off the squad.
The Cypriots trained at the impressive GSP stadium in Nicosia yesterday and will continue to train there today before moving south to Limassol.
Vukotic dwelled on the absence of Eyal Berkovic from the Israeli squad. "We all know who Berkovic is, and without him Israel could find itself in trouble. We must do everything we can to win this game because afterward we have four away games."
Cyprus squad: Goalkeepers: Nikos Panagiotou (Anorthosis), Michalis Morphis (APOEL)
Defenders: Nikos Nikolao (Anorthosis), Petrus Konafis (Anorthosis), Dimitris Daslakis (APOEL), Stelios Okridis (APOEL), Panikos Spiriou (Aliki Larnaca), George Theodorou (Omonia Nicosia), Joachim Joachim (Omonia Nicosia).
Midfielders: Panagiotis Engomitis (APOEL), Constantinis Harlambiris (APOEL), Michael Harisis (AEL Limassol), Vladan Tomic (AEL Limassol), Costas Caifas (Omonia Nicosia).
Strikers: Rainer Raufmann (Omonia Nicosia), Yannakis Okkas (PAOK Thessaloniki), Michalis Constandino (Panathinaikos Athens), Yasmis Yasmakis (PAOK).
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