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Mural Paying Tribute to Diego Maradona Appears in Thessaloniki

A Greek artist and football fan in the Kalamaria neighborhood of Thessaloniki has created a magnificent work of art in honor of the late Diego Maradona. The realistic mural, created on the wall of the local football ground, is another...

When Diego Maradona "Turned" Olympiacos Twice

Football legend Diego Maradona, who passed away on Wednesday making the whole world mourn, had "joined" Greece's Olympiacos twice. Even if it was only for a few hours, the greatest football player in the world for many donned the red...

Refugee from Moria Camp Signs Professional Football Contract with Greek Club

The Historic Greek football club Panionios announced on Tuesday that a refugee from the West African nation of Guinea signed a contract to play with the team in late October. Twenty-two-year-old Alia Camara came to Greece on a boat from...

Late Goal Gives Olympiacos a Winning Start in Champions League

A stoppage time goal by late substitute Ahmed Hassan gave Olympiacos a 1-0 win over Olympique Marseille in their Champions League Group C match on Wednesday. Hassan, who came on for Giorgos Masouras in the 84th minute, headed home an...

Greek PM Nixes Plan for Return of Fans to Football Stadiums

Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis rejected plans by the football authorities to allow spectators to return to the stadiums this week. The Prime Minister said that the decision to allow a limited number of supporters to attend football matches was wrong...

Olympiacos Advance to Champions League Group Stage

Olympiacos secured a place in the Champions League group stage on Tuesday by knocking out Omonia Nicosia with a goalless draw in Cyprus and a 2-0 aggregate score. This is the 20th time in Olympiacos' history that the team progresses...

PAOK Dump Benfica Out of Champions League Qualifying

PAOK eliminated Benfica to reach the Champions League playoffs with a 2-1 triumph in Thessaloniki on Tuesday. Benfica missed a string of chances against PAOK in a one-sided first half as they enjoyed 72% of possession. They were punished after the...

Olympiacos Completes Domestic Double by Winning the Greek Cup

Greek champion Olympiacos completed the double by beating AEK 1-0 and lifting the Greek Cup on Saturday night at the Panthessaliko Stadium of Volos. Lazar Randjelovic scored the only goal of the game with just nine minutes on the clock. In...

Hard-Fought Win for Greece at Kosovo for the UEFA Nations League

The Greek National Team returned to winning ways in Kosovo, defeating the home side 2-1 on Sunday in round two of the 2020/2021 UEFA Nations League. With barely two minutes on the clock Kostas Fortounis sliced the ball across the...

Liverpool New Greek Signing Kostas Tsimikas Tests Positive for Covid-19

Greek National Team defense player Kostas Tsimikas has tested positive for Covid-19 just hours before the squad was about to leave Slovenian capital Ljubljana for Kosovo for the second match of the UEFA Nations League on Sunday. Tsimikas, who recently...

Greece in Goalless Draw Against Slovenia

The Greek National team on Thursday dropped two points against Slovenia after a disappointing game that ended goalless in the first round of the UEFA Nations League. The game held in Ljubljana was an eye-sore with few chance for either...

Manchester Utd Captain Slams Greek Court's 21-Month Jail Sentence

Manchester United captain Harry Maguire said that "the truth cannot be hidden" after he was sentenced to 21 months in jail by a Greek court on Tuesday. At the same time, his partner accused Greek authorities of lying in...

PAOK Sinks Turkish Besiktas 3-1 in Champions League Qualifier

It was a magical night for Greek football on Tuesday in Thessaloniki as PAOK eliminated Turkish Besiktas in the UEFA Champions League's second qualifying round with an easy 3-1. In the first 30 minutes PAOK took the lead with 3-0...

Police in Thessaloniki on Alert for Greek-Turkish Football Clash

A great number of police officers, along with squads from Greece's anti-terrorist unit, have been deployed in Thessaloniki for Tuesday's football game between PAOK and Turkey's Besiktas team for the Champions League qualifiers. The Istanbul-based team will arrive in the...