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More than 120 People Killed in Football Stampede in Indonesia

At least 129 people died in a stampede at a football match in Indonesia on Saturday, after police tear-gassed rioting supporters, in one of the world's worst stadium disasters. About 180 were injured in the crash after Arema FC lost...

Memories of Pontus and Asia Minor Dominate Opening of AEK Athens Stadium

Memories of Pontus and Asia Minor dominated the spectacular opening of the new football station of Greek soccer club AEK on Friday in Athens. More than thirty thousand fans gathered at OPAP Arena in the Athenian suburb of Nea Philadelphia...

Football’s Real Home Was in Ancient 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,...

Historic Greek Soccer Club AEK Athens Opens New Stadium

The official opening of the new stadium, OPAP Arena, of the historic AEK Athens soccer club will take place on Friday in the western suburb of Nea Philadelphia, the club said. Up to thirty thousand fans are expected to fill...

Cyprus Breaks Greece’s Undefeated Record in UEFA Nations League

Cyprus broke Greece's undefeated record in UEFA Nations League, winning the match with 1-0 at the Aek Arena in Larnaca on Saturday.

Greece in ‘Joint Bid with Saudi Arabia, Egypt’ for 2030 World Cup

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Greece are poised to launch a joint bid to host the 2030 World Cup, The Times of London has reported. The British newspaper says that an announcement is imminent and follows talks at senior government levels. As...

Delirious Olympiacos Fans Welcome Soccer Star Marcelo to Greece

More than twenty thousand Olympiacos fans showed up at their home ground in Piraeus on Monday to welcome Brazilian soccer star Marcelo Vieira da Silva Júnior, who recently signed for the Greek champions. The fans chanted and lit flares as...

July 4, 2004: When Greece Stunned the World to Win Euro 2004

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

World Cup 2026 Host Cities Scattered Across North America

The men's World Cup is truly a global event, but all the action for the 2026 games will take place in sixteen cities in North America. In the US, eleven cities will host matches for the 2026 World Cup, including...

Real Madrid Wins Champions League title

Real Madrid is the winner of the UEFA Champions League football tournament for 2022, after beating Liverpool at the Stade de France in Paris with 0-1.

Italian Football Team FC Crotone Is Uniquely Proud of Its Greek Origins

Italy's Crotone football team has legions of dedicated fans who proudly hail the team's Greek origins in their chants and banners.

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...