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FIFA delivered the final ultimatum to the Greek Ministry of Sports

The Hellenic Football Federation (EPO) received on Tuesday the final letter of warning from FIFA that threatens the Greek football with suspension from all international competitions unless the government complies with its demands by April 15. The two-page letter that has a form of ultimatum to the Greek government consists in three main points: The international federation asks EPO and ...

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FIFA will make its own investigation into corruption

FIFA’s independent ethics committee has launched an investigation into one of its own members over allegations related to the ‘Panama Papers’ leak. Uruguayan lawyer Juan Pedro Damiani is the subject of the investigation which will look at alleged links between him and his compatriot Eugenio Figueredo, the former FIFA vice-president who was arrested last year on corruption charges by the ...

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No common ground between Kontonis and FIFA, UEFA

Greek football’s ban from all international competitions due to the government’s suspension of the Greek Cup appears closer than ever after the fruitless meeting Deputy Sports Minister Stavros Kontonis had with a common delegation from the international and European soccer-governing bodies, FIFA and UEFA, in Athens on Wednesday. Kontonis sticks to his decision to suspend the competition, following fan clashes ...

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Kontonis ready to receive FIFA and UEFA delegations

Deputy Sports Minister Stavros Kontonis said he is open to receiving a delegation from FIFA and UEFA on Wednesday to discuss his decision to indefinitely postpone the Greek Cup competition, but insists his decision to suspend the competition stands. Earlier this month Kontonis postponed the Greek Cup indefinitely for the first time ever. The competition had reached the semi-final stage, but ...

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Threat of football Grexit looms again

Football’s governing body FIFA has warned Greece to reinstate the Greek Cup, cancelled by the government in March because of crowd trouble at a game, or risk sanctions against the country’s football federation. The competition was called off after the first leg of the semi-final between PAOK Salonika and Olympiakos Piraeus was abandoned on March 2. FIFA and European football’s governing ...

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