Greece national team boss Fernando Santos has called up FC Dallas defender George John to train with the squad prior to their clash with Ecuador on June 7.

The 24-year old second generation Greek-American, who is yet to be capped at international level, will not play in the match but is delighted to have received the call from the Ethniki.

He also said in a statement released through his agent that he would still be open to a USA call-up if it was to come his way.

"It is a tremendous honor to be invited to join the Greek national team. I would like to thank EPO (Hellenic Football Federation) president Sofoklis Pilavios, national team technical director Takis Fyssas and national team coach Fernando Santos for this opportunity. I am looking forward to meeting the team in New York. As a new player, I need to use that time to get to know the staff and the players," he said.

"I am fully aware of FIFA statutes regarding international eligibility, and that I will remain eligible to represent the United States for at least the short term. If I receive an invitation from the U.S. national team, I will give it consideration at that time. It would not be appropriate for me to make any further comments about my international future. It is very important to me that I show respect to both EPO and U.S. Soccer."

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