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Mitsotakis expels MEP & ex PAOK midfelder Zagorakis over football

With order of the Prime Minister, New Democracy expelled form the party, MEP and former football player, Thodoris Zagorakis, over his statement challenging the decision of the Greek Professional Sports Committee (EEA) to have two football clubs removed from the Super League championship. On Monday, the EEA voted to demote …

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New Democracy expels member for saying PAOK supporters are “Bulgarians”

New Democracy expelled Elli Papaggeli on Tuesday morning after the model and member of ND Youth organization ONNED claimed in a controversial post n her social media account that PAOK supporters were “Bulgarians.” The ND branch in Thessaloniki said in a statement that “such divisive statements affect all Greeks and …

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FIFA threatens Greece with expulsion if no purge action in Greek soccer

Greece could be expelled from international soccer competitions because of widespread violence, a FIFA representative said Wednesday during the visit of a FIFA delegation in Athens. Herbert Huebel said a series of incidents, culminating with a gun-toting club owner running onto the field to protest a disallowed goal, are “unacceptable.” …

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PAOK owner Savvidis apologizes for Sunday incident, sports prosecutor investigates

PAOK owner Ivan Savvidis uploaded an apology statement on the website of PAOK FC on Tuesday. “I wish to apologize to all PAOK supporters, Greek fans and the international football community,” Savvidis writes. ” I feel sorry for what happened. I had absolutely no right to enter the pitch the …

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“Football Grexit is not of concern for us,” says Greece’s Sports Minister

“Football Grexit is not of concern for us,” deputy Culture & Sports Minister Giorgos Vasiliadis said on Tuesday as FIFA and UEFA have called for extraordinary meetings on Greece’s Football  on Wednesday. FIFA has threatened to ban Greece from world football after the domestic league was suspended following PAOK chairman …

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Greece “indefinitely suspends” Super League, arrest warrant against PAOK owner

The Greek government decided on Monday to indefinitely suspend the Super League after PAOK FC president Ivan Savvidis entered the pitch armed with a gun on Sunday during a match against AEK FC. Police has issued an arrest warrant for Savvidis and four more persons. “We decided to suspend the …

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PAOK president Savvidis takes gun into the pitch in derby against AEK

PAOK president Ivan Savvidis invaded the pitch with a gun on his belt to remonstrate with the referee. Greek Superleague derby match PAOK vs AEK was suspended after the unprecedented invasion. Fearful AEK Athens players dashed back into their changing rooms, while PAOK players remained staunchly on the pitch arguing. …

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Greece boots out minister Zouraris over vulgar remarks about football fans

With an email consisting of three lines, deputy Education Minister Costas Zouraris  submitted his resignation Sunday afternoon, following immense political pressure not only by opposition parties but also by his own party, conservative Independent Greeks (ANEL). Zouraris, a fierce supporter of red lines in MAcedonia name dispute, did not have …

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PAOK-AEK supporters deliver tough clashes, 70 people injured VIDEO

Supporters of Football Clubs PAOK and AEK launched a stone war earlier today in Volos in Central Greece. They turned the football field and surrounding areas into a real battlefield. Police has fired tear gas and sound flares but the brawl continues as KTG writes the post at 07:10 pm …

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