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Olympiakos hitman ready to star for Arsenal next season

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Olympiakos hitman ready to star for Arsenal next season - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Joel Campbell is set to be unleashed on Premier League defences next season, with Arsene Wenger reportedly telling the striker he wants him in his Arsenal squad following an impressive loan spell for Olympiakos.

The Transfer Lens: Live Deadline Day

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The Transfer Lens: Live Deadline Day - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Hello and welcome to 'The Transfer Lens: Live Deadline Day'

Today, Soccerlens.com will be blogging live from the centre of London, endeavouring to bring you the very latest news, gossip and information in the final chaotic hours of the January transfer window.

Arsenal ready to pay £11m for Liverpool target Kyriakos Papadopoulos

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Arsenal are preparing an £11m bid to beat Premier League rivals Liverpool to the signing of Schalke defender Kyriakos Papadopoulos. It's not clear whether Brendan Rodgers side will launch a bid of their own. The Reds were heavily linked with the Greece international but, having signed PSG's Mamdou Sakho and Sporting Lisbon's Tiago Ilori, Rodgers [.

Arsenal to lose in Champions League quarter-finals again?

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Champions League? by GP

I want to point out that, although Arsenal have qualified for the Champions League again, there is something that continues to anger me.

The question I have for Mr Wenger is how many times have we really threatened to go all the way apart from 2006 and 2009?

Arsenal vs. Olympiacos: Players to Watch and Prediction

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Santi Cazorla of Arsenal (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

In a way, the 2012-13 season has meant rebuilding for both Arsenal and Greek champions Olympiacos. Still, both clubs will have a few players who, since August, haveproven to be capable of transforming any match in their club's favor.

Jack Will Keep Us Sane

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Getting closer now

Hello all. It's Friday and the final day of the transfer window. Ready for the euphoria or the disappointment? Before we get to that, plenty of other things to discussed. No where better to start than the Champions League as the draw was made yesterday.

We are in Group B together with Olympiacos, Montpellier and Shalke.

World Cup

Greece 2014 World Cup Nike Home and Away Kits

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Nike unveiled the 2014 FIFA World Cup home and away kits for former European champions [...]

Greece World Cup Shirts Home And Away Unveiled For 2014: Official [PHOTOS]

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Nike have unveiled the home and away kits for Greece that the team will wear at World Cup 2014.

Greece's National Team will wear its white shirt with blue trim as the home kit, while the away kit will be blue with white trim.

The design of the shirts is simple, clean and uses the Greece football federation's crest as a central focal point.

Place your Bets! Analysing the 2014 World Cup Betting Favourites

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Place your Bets! Analysing the 2014 World Cup Betting Favourites - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The summer is fast approaching, and in true World Cup fashion, football fans everywhere have begun to browse catalogues of the latest wide-screen TVs, sound out their favourite watering holes, and pray that the old barbecue will survive in the back garden this winter.

Budweiser Captures the Unique Emotion of the World Cup Draw

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Budweiser Captures the Unique Emotion of the World Cup Draw - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

After months of eager anticipation, the World Cup draw was finally broadcast around the world, slowly filling football fans everywhere with contrasting feelings of hope and dread.

With the mainstream eye firmly fixed on the draw in Sao Paulo, Budweiser took the show to ground level; filming the immediate reactions of those who matter the most the people.

World Cup Draw: England vs Suarez and Balotelli, Australia’s group of death and much more

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World Cup Draw: England vs Suarez and Balotelli, Australia's group of death and much more - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The World Cup draw was completed today, with the groups decided for next summer's spectacle in Brazil.

There are a number of standout groups, with mouth-watering clashes galore, grudge matches and what is sure to be some scintillating action.

Greece deserve the FIFA fair-play award

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Greece deserve the FIFA fair-play award - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Greece not only secured a place in the World Cup finals by beating Romania 4-2 on aggregate, but they deserve a fair play award too for their handling of a error from Romania that could have altered the result of the first leg of the qualifying playoffs between the two teams last week.

France, Portugal, and more Qualify for 2014 World Cup

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It's fair to say that France's national team has been one of the most entertaining sides when it comes to their off-field antics in the past few years, but after their 3-0 home victory there seems to be a possibility of some on-field entertainment as well. After hearing the statistics of Ukraine's sturdy defence, and knowing that never before had a team overcome a 2-0 deficit to qualify for the World Cup, the uncertainty around France's chances were genuine.

20 goals in 17 games – Arsenal & Liverpool target scores yet again

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20 goals in 17 games Arsenal & Liverpool target scores yet again - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Konstantinos Mitroglou can't stop scoring at the moment. He is one of the in-form strikers in Europe at the moment and last night scored yet another crucial goal as Greece reached the World Cup finals by beating Romania.

Romania vs Greece 1-1 Highlights WC 2014 playoffs Second Leg Goals Video

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Romania vs Greece 1-1 Highlights WC 2014 playoffs Second Leg Goals Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Romania vs Greece 2013 ( Romania Greece VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Romania vs Greece 1-1 ( Torosidis OG/ Mitroglou) National Arena, Bucharest- WC 2014 playoff second leg- 19 November, 2013- [.

European World Cup play-off first legs: Five things we learned

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European World Cup play-off first legs: Five things we learned - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The eight European teams fighting it out for a place at next summer's World Cup in Brazil were on show last night in the play-off fixtures, with the four ties giving an advantage to one of the teams after the first leg.

Greece vs Romania 3-1 Highlights 2013 World Cup 2014 Playoffs Mitroglou Salpingidis Stancu Goals Video

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European World Cup qualifiers: Who will make it to Brazil?

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European World Cup qualifiers: Who will make it to Brazil? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The first leg of the European World Cup qualifiers will be played on Friday night, with eight expectant sides looking to put one foot in next summer's tournament in Brazil with a victory.

With everything up for grabs, there is a chance for players to become a national hero but who will get an advantage on Friday night?

Ronaldo and Ibrahimovic set to clash in World Cup playoffs

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Ronaldo and Ibrahimovic set to clash in World Cup playoffs - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Portugal have drawn unseeded Sweden in the standout fixture of next month's World Cup playoffs.

All eyes will be drawn to Lisbon and Stockholm in November as Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic lead their respective countries, knowing one star player will miss out on Brazil.

World Cup qualification roundup: England and Spain through

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World Cup qualification roundup: England and Spain through - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

A 2-0 win over Poland booked England's place at the World Cup finals as the European qualifiers came to an end..

Late goals in either half from Wayne Rooney and skipper Steven Gerrard sent Roy Hodgson's team to Brazil.

Europe

Euro 2016 Draw: The Big Preview

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Euro 2016 Draw: The Big Preview - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Welcome to Soccerlens' preview and upcoming coverage of Sunday's Euro 2016 draw, which will take place at 11:00 GMT in Nice, France.

With qualification for this summer's World Cup in Brazil all sorted, we can turn our attentions to the upcoming European Championships in France, with a whole host of international heavyweights awaiting this Sunday's gala event, which will determine the fate of the 55 teams spread through six seeded pots.

KickTV Documents Olympiacos v Panathinaikos

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KickTV is a YouTube channel dedicated to, predictably, football. They've released a new series called Football Vagabond in which they send someone around the globe to document the sport. First up is the Eternal Derby in Greece, Olympiacos versus Panathinaikos. In short: this series has a ton of potential.

Four Kisses From The Woodwork

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The pitch is suspect, but the woodwork is some of the finest you'll ever see.

The league is clearly way down the ladder, the team one named Egeas Plomariou, and the goalkeeper can only be described as hapless. But the posts are clearly on some mystical level, emitting a force which attracts the ball, keeping it from the net.

Tomas De Vincenti Becomes Zlatan

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Who is Tomas De Vincenti and why aren't broadcasting companies shelling out big euros to watch his every move. Why.

This is not, despite what you may think, Zlatan, who currently holds a monopoly on the football-martial arts hybrid. Tomas is 23 and plays for PAS Giannina, fresh from the Greek second division, though likely not for long: one moment like this will easily net a decent transfer.

England

The In Crowd

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We have four new party passes handed out for Brazil 2014; Belgium, Colombia, Germany and Switzerland are in. So who can make the list on Tuesday and how? We gotchu. Honduras can make it 15 with so much as a draw at Jamaica. If they fail to do that, Mexico could grab the last spot with a win at Costa Rica.

Because normal goals are too mainstream ...

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Clint Dempsey created an own goal and laid in an assist for Emmanuel Adebayor in Tottenham's 3-1 win over Panathinaikos at White Hart Lane. The win sends Spurs through to the final-32 knockouts. Dempsey's helper allowed Adebayor to open the scoring in the 29th minute. And in heading a 76th-minute inswinging free kick from Kyle Walker off the crossbar, off the ground into the back of keeper

Culture

Where Is Football: Ηράκλειο The stands read: “Like the old...

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Where Is Football:Ηράκλειο

The stands read: "Like the old times Iraklio, like the old times, in a national league I want to see you and get crazy"

AFR Supporter Theodoros Dedes spent the days of his summer enthralled in an amateur league that would play throughout the week in Greece.

It’s VICE meets Bourdain and a Ball. It’s the...

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It's VICE meets Bourdain and a Ball. It's the Football Vagabond.

There are fans. There are supporters. Then, there's something else. George Quraishi of Howler Magazine took a trip to Greece to find what happens when passion overflows and the consequences are felt across the country.

Stop Motion: Derby of Eternal Enemies Using over 2000 photos...

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Stop Motion: Derby of Eternal Enemies

Using over 2000 photos from the Panathinaikos vs Olympiacos earlier this month, Tourette Design found a fresh way to revisit this Greek clasico. Condensing a match into 3 minute highlights is one thing, but choosing a select number of particular frames to show at a time is another.

Videos

Video: AEK Athens youngster Giorgos Katidis banned from playing for Greece after Nazi salute

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Ο χαιρετισμός του Γιώργου Κατίδη! by kokoretsi AEK Athens midfielder Giorgos Katidis has been banned for life from the Greece national team after celebrating a goal with a Nazi salute. The 20-year-old ex-Greece under-19 team skipper marked his winning goal against Veria with a straight-armed gesture.

Video: Amazing quadruple off the woodwork shot from Greece

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Tetraplo dokari by martelis Off The Post? Yep, and the rest. This footage comes from the Greek lower leagues. An Egeas Plomariou player thought he was about to find the net against Papanikolis. His shot beat the keeper but hit the post. Then the crossbar. Then the other post. Then the first post again.

One Team In Ireland

Trapattoni reveals Ireland squad for Greece friendly

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Ireland boss Giovanni Trapattoni had named his squad for the upcoming friendly international against Greece in Dublin later this month.

The Boys In Green take on the Euro 2012 quarter finalists on the 14th Novemeber


Robbie Keane has been left out of the squad, as has striker Shane Long, who is suffering from a hamstring strain.

Trapattoni continues with his premiership tour this weekend

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Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni will continue with his new premiership tour this weekend when he take's in the game between Stoke and Sunderland at the Britannia Stadium.



This follows on from his visit to Norwich last week to eye-up Wes Hoolahan & Anthony Pilkington in their impressive defeat of Arsenal at Carrow Road.

Euro 2012

LVA 1-2 GRE: Greece Rally Late Again

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Nikos Spyropoulos found himself opening the scoring account for Greece as his neatly placed volley curled inside of the post. Two years ago he scored a similar goal to level against Georgia in the opening qualifier heading to Euro 2012. Most Greek fans are probably wondering why Spyropoulos was not [read more]

Preview LVA-GRE: The Journey Begins

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Hello to all Greece fans. It's been a while since my last post covering Greece's incredible journey at Euro 2012. After a full two month summer break the Greek national team begins it's journey to Brazil. Fernando Santos has moved the team in a new direction with the introduction of [read more]

The Rest

Liverpool in bid for Kyriakos Papadopoulos

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Liverpool in bid for Kyriakos Papadopoulos - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Schalke defender Kyriakos Papadopoulos is attracting interest from Liverpool this summer.

The Merseyside outfit have been linked with a potential move for the 21-year old for a number of months, and manager Brendan Rodgers is keen to find a long-term replacement for the retired Jamie Carragher.

Greece 2013/14 Nike Home and Away Jerseys

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The Hellenic Football Federation and new technical sponsor Nike have unveiled the Greek national team [...]

Tomer Hemed’s Fancypants Backheel Assist

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Who would've thought that in a match featuring Cristiano Ronaldo, the best backheel would come from someone at the bottom end of the La Liga table? Probably a lot of people. Because that's just how things work sometimes.

Nevertheless, in what seems like it was probably an excellent game 3-3 draw with a late, 93rd minute Portuguese equalizer by Fabio Coentrao the cannoned Greek goal was cannoned into the net by Eden Ben Basat after a fancypants backheel flick by Tomer Hemed.

Voukefala & Paleopyrgo: Greek Sponsorship Ingenuity At Its Finest

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In more imaginative and original news, the economic crisis in Greece is apparently so bad that footy club Voukefalas has resorted to placing a local brothel's ads on their kits (brothel's estimated net worth: 2.4 million USD).Speaking with NovaSport FM radio station, Voukefala president Giannis Batziolas joked that when the club's execs relayed the peculiar [.

Match Results – Panionios ( 2 – 1 ) OFI , Greece on The 17th of September, 2012

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Panionios ( 2 1 ) OFI , Greece on The 17th of September, 2012 at twenty five past eight Podcast: