Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes Greece's financial problems could provide added motivation for their World Cup campaign.
The Frenchman thinks Greece can follow the example of Italy, who put aside a corruption scandal in their domestic game to win the title four years ago.
He told the Official Arsenal Magazine: 'What you might say for Greece is that the political problems in their country at the moment might end up having a positive effect on their World Cup.
'It is a release for them - similar to Italy four years ago when they had their football scandal, they went on to win the World Cup.
'It's always down to the mental strengths of the players.'
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