Greece coach Fernando Santos on Tuesday named his 23-man squad for Euro 2012, leaving out two players he had taken for training in Austria.
Santos cut from his team two midfielders, 24-year-old Panagiotis Kone and 27-year-old Alexandros Tsiolis, who played every minute of Greece's three World Cup games two years ago.
Kone's departure was not a surprise, with Santos angry at the Bologna player for receiving a red card for punching an opponent near the end of the Greeks friendly match with Slovenia in Austria last weekend. The match finished 1-1.
Tsiolis, who plays for Monaco, was an unexpected cut as Santos chose to keep 19-year-old Kaiserslautern regular Kostas Fortounis, who has only two caps compared to 31 for Tsiolis.
Santos named five players from Greek champions Olympiakos, four from PAOK and three from Panathinaikos.