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Greek football to resume Saturday – officials

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Athens (AFP) – Greece’s top-flight football will resume on Saturday after being suspended for nearly three weeks after a pistol-wearing club owner challenged a referee, officials told Greek media on Monday.

The league was suspended on March 12 after the owner of the PAOK team marched onto the pitch during a match accompanied by burly minders with a gun strapped to his belt.

Greek football to resume Saturday – officials

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Athens (AFP) – Greece’s top-flight football will resume on Saturday after being suspended for nearly three weeks after a pistol-wearing club owner challenged a referee, officials told Greek media on Monday.

The league was suspended on March 12 after the owner of the PAOK team marched onto the pitch during a match accompanied by burly minders with a gun strapped to his belt.

FIFA delegation heads to Greece over football unrest

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Athens (AFP) – FIFA is sending officials to Greece to discuss football unrest, the sport’s governing body said Tuesday, amid a gun controversy that prompted the indefinite suspension of the championship.

FIFA director for Europe Bjorn Vassallo said a delegation would travel to Athens later Tuesday to discuss the latest crisis, which began Sunday when the president of Greek club PAOK, Ivan Savvidis, stormed the pitch with a holstered gun strapped to his waist.

FIFA delegation heads to Greece over football unrest

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Athens (AFP) – FIFA is sending officials to Greece to discuss football unrest, the sport’s governing body said Tuesday, amid a gun controversy that prompted the indefinite suspension of the championship.

FIFA director for Europe Bjorn Vassallo said a delegation would travel to Athens later Tuesday to discuss the latest crisis, which began Sunday when the president of Greek club PAOK, Ivan Savvidis, stormed the pitch with a holstered gun strapped to his waist.

Greek football league suspended after gun controversy

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Athens (AFP) – Greece’s top-flight football championship was suspended indefinitely Monday, a minister said, hours after the owner of the PAOK team invaded the pitch with a gun strapped to his belt.

“We have decided to suspend the championship,” deputy minister for sport Yiorgos Vassiliadis told reporters after an emergency meeting with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.

Greek football league suspended after gun controversy

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Athens (AFP) – Greece’s top-flight football championship was suspended indefinitely Monday, a minister said, hours after the owner of the PAOK team invaded the pitch with a gun strapped to his belt.

“We have decided to suspend the championship,” deputy minister for sport Yiorgos Vassiliadis told reporters after an emergency meeting with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.

PAOK owner wanted by Greek police for pitch invasion

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Athens (AFP) – Greek police issued an arrest warrant Monday against PAOK Thessaloniki owner Ivan Savvidis for invading the pitch - a gun in his hip holster - in Sunday’s Super League clash with AEK Athens.

Although Savvidis reportedly has a licence for his revolver, he is wanted by police for entering the playing area, police sources told AFP.

PAOK owner wanted by Greek police for pitch invasion

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Athens (AFP) – Greek police issued an arrest warrant Monday against PAOK Thessaloniki owner Ivan Savvidis for invading the pitch - a gun in his hip holster - in Sunday’s Super League clash with AEK Athens.

Although Savvidis reportedly has a licence for his revolver, he is wanted by police for entering the playing area, police sources told AFP.

Greek match-fixing scandal leads to 58 jail sentences

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Athens (AFP) – Fifty-eight people were sentenced to jail terms ranging from 30 months to 10 years on Wednesday for their involvement in the 2011 match-fixing scandal which rocked Greek football.

Several of the sentences were suspended for three years, while a number of other individuals can avoid jail by paying five euros per day for the duration of their prison term.

Greek match-fixing scandal leads to 58 jail sentences

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Athens (AFP) – Fifty-eight people were sentenced to jail terms ranging from 30 months to 10 years on Wednesday for their involvement in the 2011 match-fixing scandal which rocked Greek football.

Several of the sentences were suspended for three years, while a number of other individuals can avoid jail by paying five euros per day for the duration of their prison term.

Buffon, Pjanic doubts for Juventus in Champions League

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Athens (AFP) – Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri revealed captain Gianluigi Buffon and midfielder Miralem Pjanic were both in doubt for Tuesday night’s crunch Champions League game against Olympiakos.

Juventus - runners-up twice in the last three seasons - head to Athens needing a win to ensure their passage to the knockout phase.

Greece coach Skibbe given contract extension

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Athens (AFP) – Greece coach Michael Skibbe has been offered a new two-year deal despite his team failing to qualify for the World Cup, the Greek football federation (HFF) announced on Tuesday.

The HFF said that German Skibbe will be in Athens on Thursday to sign his new contract.

The 52-year-old was hired by Greece in October 2015.

AEK Athens coach banned and fined for obscene gesture

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Athens (AFP) – AEK Athens’ Spanish coach Manolo Jimenez was banned for 15 days and fined 10,000 euros by the Greek Super League on Friday for an obscene gesture towards fans of local rival Panathinaikos.

The league also fined AEK 10,000 euros after Jimenez flipped the bird at opposing fans as AEK drew 1-1, a result that left the club tied in first place with PAOK Thessaloniki on 21 points.

Olympiakos owner to stand trial for corruption: reports

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Athens (AFP) – Greek media reported Tuesday that Olympiakos owner Vangelis Marinakis is among 28 people who are to be brought to trial for corruption in Greek football.

The Athens News Agency, quoting reliable sources, said the Athens Court of Appeals will officially announce a referral order on Wednesday, ending an ongoing investigation into match-fixing in top Greek leagues.

Top European football clubs drop Super League proposal

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Athens (AFP) – Europe’s top clubs have dropped a proposal for a Super League made up of the continent’s strongest teams amid opposition by UEFA, their association said Tuesday.

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, chairman of the European Club Association (ECA), said the teams had approved a Champions League reform format after talks in Athens with UEFA director of competitions Giorgio Marchetti.

Top European football clubs drop Super League proposal

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Athens (AFP) – Europe’s top clubs have dropped a proposal for a Super League made up of the continent’s strongest teams amid opposition by UEFA, their association said Tuesday.

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, chairman of the European Club Association (ECA), said the teams had approved a Champions League reform format after talks in Athens with UEFA director of competitions Giorgio Marchetti.

Ceferin favourite in UEFA presidential race

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Athens (AFP) UEFA on Wednesday elects a new president after the banning of Michel Platini with Slovenian football leader Aleksander Ceferin the favourite to take on the task of easing tensions with Europe's leading clubs.

The Slovenian Football Federation chief is in contention with Dutch rival Michael van Praag to complete the five-year term of Platini who is serving a four year suspension from all football activities imposed by FIFA over ethics breaches.

Ceferin favourite in UEFA presidential race

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Athens (AFP) UEFA on Wednesday elects a new president after the banning of Michel Platini with Slovenian football leader Aleksander Ceferin the favourite to take on the task of easing tensions with Europe's leading clubs.

The Slovenian Football Federation chief is in contention with Dutch rival Michael van Praag to complete the five-year term of Platini who is serving a four year suspension from all football activities imposed by FIFA over ethics breaches.

Olympiakos owner Marinakis could face custody until trial

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Athens (AFP) An Athens prosecutor suggested Tuesday that shipping magnate and Olympiakos owner Evangelos Marinakis be held in custody before he stands trial for his alleged involvement in the establishment of a criminal gang which fixed football matches.

Prosecutor Stamatis Daskalopoulos said that Marinakis, 49, violated an existing order that banned him from getting involved in football activities until his trial and thus should be taken into custody.

AEK upset Olympiakos in Greek Cup final

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Athens (AFP) AEK Athens surprised Olympiakos 2-1 to win the Greek Cup final on Tuesday at an empty Athens Olympic Stadium.

Goals by captain Petros Mantalos in the 38th minute and by Algerian forward Rafik Djebbour in the 51st minute lifted AEK to their 15th Greek Cup.

Argentine midfielder Alejandro Dominguez pulled one back for Olympiakos six minutes from time.

AEK upset Olympiakos in Greek Cup final

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Athens (AFP) AEK Athens surprised Olympiakos 2-1 to win the Greek Cup final on Tuesday at an empty Athens Olympic Stadium.

Goals by captain Petros Mantalos in the 38th minute and by Algerian forward Rafik Djebbour in the 51st minute lifted AEK to their 15th Greek Cup.

Argentine midfielder Alejandro Dominguez pulled one back for Olympiakos six minutes from time.

UEFA

AEK Set To Face CSKA

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The day many of us have been awaiting patiently (more likely rather impatiently) has finally arrived. In less than 24 hours from the publishing of this post, AEK will have finally played a Champions League game, the first in essentially a decade.

Our opponent for this 3rd qualifying round match is the Moscow based club CSKA.

UEFA elects surprise candidate Ceferin as new leader

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Athens (AFP) UEFA on Wednesday overwhelmingly elected Slovenian lawyer Aleksander Ceferin, almost unknown three months ago, as its new president to lead the world's most powerful football confederation into a new era after Michel Platini was forced to resign.

Ceferin, 48, beat Dutch football association chief Michael van Praag by 42 votes to 13 in the first round of voting after promising "bold" moves and an end to "intrigues" as the 55-member European body faces challenges over its flagship Champions League.

UEFA elects surprise candidate Ceferin as new leader

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Athens (AFP) UEFA on Wednesday overwhelmingly elected Slovenian lawyer Aleksander Ceferin, almost unknown three months ago, as its new president to lead the world's most powerful football confederation into a new era after Michel Platini was forced to resign.

Ceferin, 48, beat Dutch football association chief Michael van Praag by 42 votes to 13 in the first round of voting after promising "bold" moves and an end to "intrigues" as the 55-member European body faces challenges over its flagship Champions League.

Newcastle United

Newcastle Youngster Wants To Be A Newcastle Starter

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It's an important season for 20-year-old James Tavernier, who joined Newcastle from Leeds United in 2008, when he was just 16. James Tavernier in action in Athens against Atromitos James has come on well over the last eighteen months or so, after he played 50 times in total out on loan at Gateshead, Carlisle United, Sheffield Wednesday and MK Dons.

Newcastle United vs Atromitos match highlights (and streaker!)

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Highlights of this evening's Europa League game for the Magpies against FC Atromitos of Athens. A 1-0 victory to the Magpies thanks to a deflected 21st minute goal from Haris Vučkić on his return from injury. Vučkić himself came on as an early substitute for the injured Ryan Taylor in the eleventh minute and made [.

Newcastle United vs FC Atromitos Europa League match banter!

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Venue: St James' Park, Newcastle. Date: Thusday 30th August, 2012. Kick-Off: 8:00pm. Referee: Stephen Studer‎ . UK TV: ITV 4. Hello, good evening and welcome to our latest "match banter" feature for this evening's Europa League game against FC Atromitos of Athens. With a shortage of success in the transfer window so far, Alan Pardew [.

Newcastle vs Atromitos – Match Preview

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Newcastle only need to draw 0-0, to go through in tonight's second leg tie against Greek Super League side Atromitos, but we hope the lads can win the game at St. James' Park, and qualify for the group stages of the Europa League. It was a tough game last Thursday night in Athens, and Newcastle did well [.

Bigirimana Looks The Part – Set To Impress Again Tonight

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One of the new arrivals who has really impressed us since coming to Newcastle in the summer, Â is 18 year-old former Coventry midfielder Gael Bigirimana, and he had an excellent game last week in Athens, although a certain Ryan Taylor was our Man of the Match with a terrific performance and a great goal.

Amsterdam or Bust? Newcastle United vs Atromitos match preview

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Venue: St James' Park, Toon. Date: Thusday 30th August, 2012. Kick-Off: 8:00pm. Referee: Stephen Studer‎ . UK TV: ITV 4. With the sides evenly matched at 1-1 after last week's first leg Europa League tie in Athens, Newcastle United entertain FC Atromitos at St James' Park this evening to determine which club will take the [.

Newcastle Could Make 11 Changes For Chelsea Game

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We are told that Demba Ba and Cheick Tiote are injured, but that could be a ruse as to why they were not in the squad for the game last night in Athens, and if Shola Ameobi and Fabricio Coloccini are fit, as well as Demba Ba and Cheick, then  Newcastle could make 11 changes from [...]


Atromitos vs Newcastle 1-1 Highlights 2012 Europa League Epstein Taylor Goals Video

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Atromitos vs Newcastle 1-1 Highlights 2012 Europa League Epstein Taylor Goals Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Atromitos vs Newcastle 2012 ( Atromitos Newcastle VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Atromitos vs Newcastle 1-1 ( Epstein/Taylor) Stadio Peristeriou, Athens- 23 August, 2012- Thursday- Europa League- 23/8/2012 Atromitos and Newcastle [.

Atromitos vs Newcastle United match highlights

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Highlights from Newcastle united's Europa League first leg qualifying tie against the Bubble and Squeaks of Atromitos in Athens. An opening goal from Atromitos's Denis Epstein in the 24th minute saw the Silver Supremo sweating. However another fantastic free kick from Ryan Taylor saw the scores levelled on the verge of the half time interval, [.

Atromitos vs Newcastle United match highlights

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Highlights from Newcastle united's Europa League first leg qualifying tie against the Bubble and Squeaks of Atromitos in Athens. Atromitos's Denis Epstein dropped an Atromic bomb on the Toon with a well taken 24th minute goal which saw the Silver Supremo sweating for a while. However another fantastic free kick from Ryan Taylor on the [.

Atromitos vs Newcastle United Euro match banter!

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Venue: Peristeri Stadium, Athens. Date: Thursday 23rd August 2012 Kick-off: 6.00 pm UK TV: Premier Sports (Sky channel 428 or Subcription) Hello and welcome to our regular "match banter" feature on this special evening, which sees Newcastle United embarking on their first European campaign for over five years, when Glenn Roeder slipped us in through [.

Atromitos vs Newcastle United Euro match banter!

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Venue: Peristeri Stadium, Athens. Date: Thursday 23rd August 2012 Kick-off: 6.00 pm UK TV: Premier Sports (Sky channel 428 or Subcription) Hello and welcome to our regular "match banter" feature on this special evening, which sees Newcastle United embarking on their first European campaign for over five years, when Glenn Roeder slipped us in through [.

Temperature And Scheduling Give Newcastle Tough Test Tonight

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Atromitos FC finished 4th top of the Greek Super League last season, and will give Newcastle a stern test tonight in the Europa League,  when the Magpies take them on at the Peristeri Stadium in Athens tonight. John Carver keeps things light with Newcastle players yesterday There are a number of things that will count against [.

The Rest

Arsenal name VERY weak squad for Olympiakos game

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We all knew that Arsene Wenger, having blamed Saturdays defeat on fatigue, would obviously be resting a few players for the midweek game in Athens, but did we really think he would leave this many at home!

Let Arsene tell you which of the Arsenal first-teamers he has given a rest to..... "Some players needed a rest because they were a bit on the fringe of injury, and some players are injured," explained Wenger before travelling to Greece.

Dust to Dust: Athens to Athens.

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A real tragedy for the boy Euripides, injured in training The JimmyG2 Column Europa Cup: Thursday. First Act of a potential Greek Tragedy. Panathinaikos. If ever there was a team begging to be put out of their misery Pana were it. Did we queue up excitedly vying with each other to deliver the 'coup de grace'?

Panathiniakos FC

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Athens is the capital and largest city of Greece. Athens dominates the Attica region and is one of the world's oldest cities, with its recorded history spanning around 3,400 years. Classical Athens was a powerful city-state.