Greece football squad lines up friendlies with Montenegro, Iceland

Greece's players line up for photographers before the start of the friendly football match between Turkey and Greece at Basaksehir stadium on November 17, 2015 in Istanbul

Greece will face Montenegro on March 24 and Iceland five days later in friendly home contests announced Wednesday by the country's football federation.

The Greeks, European champions in 2004, failed to qualify for Euro 2016 and with new coach Michael Skibbe of Germany are looking to prepare for the World Cup 2018 qualification round.

Iceland has qualified for the Euro 2016 tournament next summer in France and will be competing in Group 6 with Austria, Hungary and Portugal.

Montenegro also did not qualify for Euro 2016 and are preparing for the World Cup 2018 qualification circuit.