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Greek Football Star Dazzles Turkish Crowd with Zeibekiko Dance

Greek football star Tasos Bakasetas danced a zeibekiko wearing the Greek flag in front of thousands of Turkish football fans who celebrated winning the championship on Saturday evening. Bakasetas, who plays for Turkish 2021-22 champions Trabzonspor based in Trabzon, Pontus...

Olympiacos Crowned Greek Soccer Champion for Record 47th Time

Olympiacos secured their Super League title in Greek soccer on Wednesday with a win against rivals PAOK at the Thessaloniki Toumba Stadium. The team from Piraeus came back from a 1-0 deficit to score twice in the second half and...

“King Otto”: Film on Greece’s 2004 Soccer Triumph Premieres in the US

“King Otto”, the film on Greece's 2004 football triumph, premiered in the US on Friday after widespread critical acclaim and theatrical success worldwide. On Wednesday the real protagonists of perhaps the greatest upset in world sports history gathered at the...

Mexican Football Match Turns Into Bloodbath, Games Suspended

A massive brawl disrupted a soccer match on Saturday, with Mexico's top-division soccer league suspending all matches scheduled for the following day, Sunday, after the chaos. The brawl broke out at host Queretaro's game versus Atlas. At least twenty-six people, were...

Formula 1, UEFA Boycott Russia Over Ukraine

Formula 1 and UEFA announced on Friday that their scheduled events in Russia would be moved elsewhere, in a move aimed to penalize the country over its attack on Ukraine. European soccer's governing body, UEFA, will relocate the May 28...

Hooligan Hideouts in Greece Raided by Police After Thessaloniki Murder

The hideouts of football hooligans were raided by police in Thessaloniki, Greece, on Thursday following the murder of 19-year-old Alkis Kampanos earlier in the week. Police said that they discovered knives, crowbars, flares, smoke bombs, switchblades, and other devices that...

Suspect in Murder of Football Fan in Thessaloniki Arrested

Greek police announced on Wednesday the arrest of a suspect involved in the murder of a 19-year-old football fan in Greece’s second-largest city of Thessaloniki the previous day. According to a report in the Athens-Macedonia News Agency (AMNA) the suspect...

Cold-Blooded Murder of Football Fan in Thessaloniki Shocks Greece

The murder of a 19-year-old football fan in Greece's second-largest city Thessaloniki in the early hours of Tuesday has left the people of Greece shocked and appalled. The victim, Alkis Kambanos, along with two friends were intercepted and attacked at...

Son of Greek Euro 2004 Winner Giannis Nikopolidis Drafted by Red Bulls in MLS

Giannis Nikopolidis, son of Euro 2004 winner goalkeeper Antonis Nikopolidis, was drafted by the New York Red Bulls on Wednesday

Hooligans Invade Pitch, Clash with Police in Thessaloniki Derby

Dozens of hooligans who were fans of PAOK Thessaloniki invaded the field and stopped the match against their city rivals Aris on Sunday at Toumba Stadium. The ugly face of hooliganism resurfaced again in Greece after the match was suspended...

Greece Looking for New Football Coach as Van ‘t Schip Resigns

Greece's National Football Coach John van ‘t Schip resigned from his post on Friday citing the indecision by the Hellenic Football Federation to renew his contract, which expires on December 31. Van ‘t Schip, who was at the helm of...

Meet Odysseus the Golden Eagle Mascot of Greek Football Club AEK

The AEK football stadium is well under construction and the eagle mascot of the club is  familiarizing itself with its new environment

Cristiano Ronaldo’s Twins IG Post Becomes Most Liked Post by an Athlete

Star soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo broke the world record for most-liked Instagram post by a professional athlete on Friday after announcing on the social media platform that his wife was pregnant with twins. The record had previously been held by...

Female Greek Football Player Excels in English Super League

Her name is Veatriki Sarri and she is the first and only Greek player in the Barclays FA Women's Super League. Playing football for Birmingham City, she hopes to be the catalyst for others to make the big move. Sarri...

Saudi Arabian Investment Fund Buys Newcastle United for $400 Million

The Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund (PIF) acquired the Premier League's Newcastle United football club on Thursday. The sale has ushered in an unprecedented new era for one of England's foremost football clubs. While the sale marks the end of...