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Greece Fails to Reach World Cup Finals after Goalless Draw Against Croatia

Greece were eliminated at the play-off stage of the World Cup after a goalless draw against Croatia in the Karaiskakis Stadium on Sunday night. The Croats deservedly progress to the finals that will take place next Summer in Russia, following...

Elementary Turnovers Cost Greece a Heavy Defeat in World Cup Qualifier

Elementary turnovers in defence cost Greece dearly in the first leg of the FIFA World Cup qualifier against Croatia in Zagreb. Croatia moved closer to next year's World Cup with an emphatic 4-1 home win over Greece on Thursday in...

Manolas' World Cup Playoff Ban Angers Greece's Football Coach

Greece national football coach Michael Skibbe blasted FIFA's decision to ban Roma defender Kostas Manolas from Thursday's World Cup playoff first leg away to Croatia for "intentionally seeking a yellow card". "What FIFA did was not right. FIFA sometimes takes...

No Away Fans in Greece-Croatia World Cup Playoff Games

No away fans will be allowed to attend either leg of Croatia's World Cup playoff games against Greece due to concerns over crowd violence, the Croatian Football Association (HNS) announced on Thursday. "The leaderships of the HNS and the Greek...

Greece to Play Against Croatia in 2018 FIFA World Cup Playoffs

It was neither the best, nor the worst scenario for Greece in the FIFA 2018 World Cup playoffs draw in Zurich. The Greek national team avoided football powerhouse Italy, but were drawn to play against their favourites, Croatia. The first...

Mamma Mia! Producers Ditch Skopelos Turn to Croatia for Sequel

Fans of the smash-hit Abba film musical Mamma Mia! – filmed on the idyllic Greek island of Skopelos – will be delighted a follow-up is on its way. But instead of Skopelos, film-makers will be shooting in Croatia, in a...

Greek-Croatian Junior Water Polo Teams Embroiled in Underwater Fight [video]

A friendly water polo match between young Greek and Croatian players turned violent on Sunday. The finals took place in Belgrade between the two countries' national junior teams. In the middle of the final eight minutes, a Croat hit...

FYROM Completely Shuts Borders With Greece

FYROM has closed its borders completely to migrants stranded in Greece after several Balkan states, including Serbia, Croatia, and Slovenia announced they will not allow migrants to cross their borders, according to Daily Mail As reported in the Daily Mail,...

Afghan Refugees Occupy Train Tracks in Idomeni

A group of about 150 Afghan refugees and migrants occupied the train tracks in Idomeni in recent hours. The group took down the wire fence along the tracks of Idomeni in order to protest the ban to enter the...

Refugees Remain Stranded in Greece as FYROM Closes Border

About 350 refugees waiting to cross to central Europe are stranded in northern Greece as Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) has temporarily shut its borders. There are already seven buses with 350 people on board waiting for permission from...