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The Greatest Free-Kick in Soccer History

On June 3, 1997, Brazil's Roberto Carlos stunned the world with the greatest free-kick in soccer history in a match against France. The free-kick was taken from 35 yards out. It looked like his rasping strike, hit at 136.7 kph...

German Football Legend Franz Beckenbauer Dies Aged 78

Franz Beckenbauer, the German football icon who won the World Cup as both a player and a manager, has died at age 78. The World Cup winner died on Sunday, January 7th, his family confirmed, as tributes flooded in from...

Greek Soccer Legend Kostas Nestoridis Dies at 93

Greek Soccer Legend Kostas Nestoridis, one of the best strikers in the history of AEK Athens and Greek football, died in Athens on Tuesday. He was 93. Nestoridis was born on March 15, 1930 in Drama in northern Greece and...

Greek Striker Giakoumakis Outshines Messi to Win MLS Newcomer of the Year Award

Greek striker Giorgos Giakoumakis has taken the MLS by storm, emerging as the unexpected recipient of the prestigious Newcomer of the Year Award. Giakoumakis outshined Lionel Messi who has just secured his unprecedented eighth Ballon d'Or award, thanks to his...

World Cup 2030 to Be Hosted in Spain, Portugal, Morocco, South America

In a groundbreaking move, FIFA announced on Wednesday that the World Cup 2030, an event of immense global significance, will be held in six countries across three continents. Spain, Portugal, and Morocco have been named as the co-hosts, with the opening three...

Massive Urban Park Planned in Votanikos, Athens

The Athens City Council has unanimously approved plans for creating a massive urban park in the suburb of Votanikos, which currently houses mostly vacant, dilapidated storage and industrial facilities. The park will feature 3,563 newly planted trees, a mix of...

Football Started in Greece, Ancient Artifact Reveals

A relief exhibited at the National Archaeological Museum in Athens, Greece shows an ancient Greek youth practicing by balancing a football on his thigh in front of a small boy. This means that football, albeit in a primitive form,...

Manchester City Wins Its First-Ever UEFA Super Cup in Greece

Manchester City defeated Sevilla and won the 2023 UEFA Super Cup at the Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium in Piraeus, Greece.

Football Hooligans Face Charges After Violence and Murder in Athens

Nearly a hundred football hooligans from Croatia have been detained and are facing gang-related charges following a night of violence, which resulted in the murder of a Greek football fan in Athens. The violence and subsequent murder occurred on Monday...

Greek Football Fan Murdered in Athens During Clash With Croatian Hooligans

A Greek football fan was murdered on Monday night by soccer hooligans ahead of a game scheduled for Tuesday between Athens-based team AEK and visiting Dinamo Zagreb from Croatia. The young man, aged 22, succumbed to numerous stab wounds that...

Fifa Bans One Love Armband for Women’s World Cup

Players will not be allowed to wear the One Love armband during matches at this summer's 2023 Fifa Women's World Cup. However, they will have the opportunity to wear armbands supporting other causes. Fifa, the international governing body of football,...

Legends of Greece Euro 2004 Triumph Reunite Under the Acropolis

The football legends of Greece who on July 4, 2004, became the champions of Europe, gathered for a reunion on Tuesday at a restaurant under the Acropolis in Athens. Most of the players of the "golden team" were present. They...

July 4, 2004: When Greece’s Football Win Stunned the World

On July 4, 2004 Greece won Euro 2004, the primary European football competition, in one of the greatest shocks in the history of football.

Greece, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt to Withdraw Joint World Cup Bid

On Wednesday, representatives of Greece and Saudi Arabia reached a decision that they would not be going ahead with their joint bid together with Egypt to host the 2030 FIFA World Cup. When news broke in February that Greece had...

Lionel Messi Set to Join Inter Miami

Argentina legend Lionel Messi will join American side Inter Miami after his exit from French champions Paris St-Germain, BBC reports. The former Barcelona player is set to reject a more lucrative offer from Saudi Arabian side Al-Hilal. The Miami deal includes...