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PM Tsipras Urges Sports Minister 'Not to Back Down One Inch' in Football Deadlock

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras urged Deputy Minister for Sports Stavros Kontonis on Friday to continue efforts to reform Greece’s football leagues following increased crowd violence at games. Kontonis canceled this season's Greek Cup indefinitely. Tsipras met with Kontonis earlier to...

Fruitless Meeting Between Deputy Sports Minister Stavros Kontonis, UEFA and FIFA; Greece Faces Risk of Exclusion

Things are starting to look tough for the Greek football scene, as once again the Greek football teams are facing the risk of being excluded from international leagues. On Wednesday afternoon, Deputy Minister Stavros Kontonis met with the Hellenic Football...

Greece Hopes to Avoid FIFA Sanctions After Cup Cancellation

Greece is at risk of being barred from international football competitions after Deputy Sports Minister Stavros Kontonis decided to cancel the Greek Cup because of crowd violence. The decision was made after the first leg of the semi-final between PAOK...

Ιntervention from FIFA and UEFA for the Greek Cup

FIFA and UEFA have reacted to the Hellenic Football Federation's (EPO) update regarding the cancelling of the Greek Cup by the Alternate Minister of Sports. In the first meeting of the committee of the International Federation, with its newly elected...

World Cup 2018 Qualifiers: Tricky Task for Greece

The draw that took place in Russia on Saturday, July 25, determined that if Greece qualifies for its third FIFA Wold Cup finals in a row, the team will be placed in the same pool as fellow 2014 finalists Bosnia...

FIFA Suspends 2026 World Cup Bidding

FIFA said it has suspended the bidding process for the 2026 World Cup because of the ongoing corruption scandal involving the world football governing body. It would be "nonsense to start any bidding process for the time being," FIFA Secretary...

Blatter Resigns as FIFA Chief

Sepp Blatter resigned as FIFA president on Tuesday, four days after being re-elected to a fifth term. Blatter, 79, announced the decision at a news conference in Zurich, six days after the FBI raided a hotel in Zurich and arrested...

Greek-British Arrested in FIFA Scandal

Greek-British Costas Takkas is one of the FIFA officials who were arrested on Wednesday in Switzerland on charges of corruption. Takkas is a former general secretary of the Cayman Islands football association and has worked as an advisor to CONCACAF...

FIFA Satisfied With New Changes in Greek Soccer

The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) sent positive feedback concerning the changes in Greece's new sports law, dropping the threat of a Greek soccer's "Grexit" from all future international tournaments. In a letter made public by the Hellenic Football Federation (EPO) on Friday, FIFA expressed its satisfaction on...

Greek Sports Min: Draft Bill on Battling Violence in Sports Is Ready

Greek Deputy Sports Minister Stavros Kontonis announced on Tuesday, May 5 that the new draft bill on tackling violence in sports has been finalized, after talks with international federations in order to improve certain articles and paragraphs. Furthermore, the Greek...