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Greek Businessman Denies Funding 'Macedonia' Protests

Prominent businessman and PAOK Thessaloniki owner Ivan Savvidis has replied to indirect accusations voiced by FYROM Prime Minister Zoran Zaev that Russia is funding protests against the use of 'Macedonia' by the Balkan country. On Monday, the Zaev claimed the...

Gun-Bearing President of PAOK Gets 3-Year Ban

The president of the Greek club PAOK was banned from all football stadiums for three years for storming onto the pitch with a gun during a league game, the league's disciplinary committee said on Thursday. The club were also stripped...

Greece Edges Closer to Expulsion from World Football

A FIFA representative visiting Greece after a series of violent incidents in football games has recommended the country be suspended from the sport's governing body. If the recommendation by Herbert Huebel is officially adopted by FIFA, Greek teams and the...

Greek Super League Posts Fixtures for Ill-Fated 2017/2018 Season

The Greek Super League on Tuesday posted its confirmed fixtures list for the 26th and 27th games of its ill-fated 2017/2018 season. Greek football's senior league competition was suspended on March 12 by the government following scenes of PAOK owner...

Greek Football Superlague Resumes on Saturday

Greece's top division football resumes on Saturday after a three-week suspension imposed by the Deputy Ministry of Sports Giorgos Vasileiadis. The 16 Superleague clubs unanimously accepted the terms of the deputy minister for harsher penalties on clubs for acts of...

Greek Superleague Suspension Likely to Continue for Another Week

The suspension of Greece's Superleague is likely to continue through next week as one of the 16 clubs did not agree with the rule changes proposed by the Greek government. Deputy Sports Minister Giorgos Vasileiadis proposed four new measures to...

PAOK Owner Sells Tobacco Interest in $1.6B Deal

A Russian tobacco firm owned by the scandal-hit head of PAOK football club, Ivan Savvidis, has changed hands as part of a $1.6-billion deal it was reported on Friday. Donskoy Tabac (DT) was owned by the Greek-Russian mogul who made...

Greek Football Mogul Faces Long Ban, PAOK Relegation

A Greek sports prosecutor has brought disciplinary action against PAOK and its chairman Ivan Savvidis for storming onto a pitch on Sunday carrying a gun in a holster. The Georgia-born businessman faces a fine and a ban from soccer for...

Prosecutor's Office Asks for Investigation of PAOK Owner's Acts

Head of Thessaloniki Prosecutor's Office Lambros Tsogas ordered a preliminary investigation on PAOK Owner Ivan Savvidis and his unlawful acts during the PAOK-AEK football game on Sunday. The head prosecutor sent a written order to Sports Public Prosecutor Evangelia Liasou...

FIFA Delegation Heads to Greece to Discuss Football Unrest

FIFA is sending a group of officials to Greece to discuss the football crisis that broke out on Sunday, after PAOK owner Ivan Savvidis stormed the field of play and tried to approach the referee while carrying a gun. Savvidis...