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DNA of Greek soccer fan found on knife with blood traces of slain AEK fan Katsouris

New evidence has emerged in the investigation into the murder of AEK F.C. fan Michalis Katsouris during clashes with Croatian football hooligans in Athens last August, police sources revealed on Monday. Citing the police sources, state-run news agency amna reported that the DNA of a 35-year-old Greek football supporter has …

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Scottish fans of Hearts FC sentenced by Greek court

Two Scottish supporters of Hearts soccer club were sentenced on Monday to an eight-month jail term. The two Hearts supporters were arrested by Greek police after trying to enter the Toumba stadium in Thessaloniki with flares, where Hearts played against PAOK to qualify for the UEFA Europa League. The three-member …

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Greece’s measures against soccer fans violence; UEFA: “Violence is the cancer of football”

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced that the associations of organized soccer clubs fans  will close and only one official association will remain open for each team and operate at each football club’s headquarters. The Greek PM made this announcement after a broad meeting  with the participation of UEFA President Aleksander …

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Greek, Croatian FM speak over the phone, discuss jailing of Croatian fans

The foreign ministers of Greece and Croatia, George Gerapetritis and Gordan Grlić Radman, spoke on the phone on Sunday following the jailing on remand of dozens of Croatian football fans arrested for the violence in the Athens district of Nea Philadelphia. According to diplomatic sources on Monday, the Croatian minister …

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14-year-old boy beaten, injured in another incident of soccer fans violence in Thessaloniki

One more incident of soccer fans violence took place in Thessaloniki and this time the victim was a 14=year-old boy. The teenager escaped the attackers’ rage thanks to the intervention of employees at a hotel nearby. According to a lawsuit filed by the victim’s father, the boy was in the …

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Thessaloniki: One young man bled to death, two injured in knife attack

A 19-year-old man was stabbed and killed and two others were injured in an attack by five individuals in the early morning hours of Tuesday in Thessaloniki. Police attributes the assault to rival soccer fan clubs, media report. A 19-year-old victim was stabbed in the inner upper thigh and he …

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Skibbe to go after Greece loses 2-0 to Finland in UEFA’s Nations League

Greece’s national football team lost to Finland 2-0 in Tampere Stadium on Monday night and coach Michael Skibbe finds himself just a step before seeking another job. Local media speak of “national humiliation,” blame the German coach for it and demand his replacement …yesterday. “Unfortunately we were not in the …

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Ten minors arrested after clashes erupt in high school soccer championship in Thessaloniki

Seventeen high school students were brought to the Prosecutors’ office in Thessaloniki on Thursday, a day after a school championship match in Triandria turned into a battle field. The arrested are aged 16-19 with ten of them to be minors. According to local media, a group of non-students stormed in …

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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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Spying devices found in Greek Football Federation and training center

Hidden cameras and microphones with direct audio and video monitoring. Greece football federation ‘spied on players and staff for years using hidden cameras and listening devices’. A committee appointed by FIFA accused the Greek Football Federation EPO of monitoring employees, players and coaches in what it calls a heavy blow …

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Turkish soccer fans booed silent minute for Paris victims (video)

Turkish fans booed the silent minute held for the victims of Paris attack on Tuesday evening. The incident occurred short before the friendly soccer match between Greece and Turkey kicked off in Basaksehir Stadium in Istanbul. Present were Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and his Greek counterpart Alexis Tsipras who …

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Hooligansism Prevails Over Greek Soccer (Videos)

Hooliganism prevailed over soccer, and the so-called Derby between the “Eternal Enemies” Panathinaikos and Olympiakos was abandoned after fans set stadium seats on fire and hurled petrol bombs, plastic chairs and fire extinguishers at the pitch. The riot police fired tear gas as young fans without tickets tried to storm the OAKA …

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