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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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Europa League runners-up Dnipro banned for one year

Last year’s Europa League runners-up Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk have been banned from European competitions for one season by UEFA for breaching financial regulations. The Ukrainian outfit are one of three teams, along with Inter Baku from Azerbaijan and Romania’s Targu Mures, to be hit with one-season bans. UEFA said that the bans would apply should the clubs qualify for any European competitions ...

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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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England achieve friendly triumph 3-2 over Germany

Eric Dier’s dramatic stoppage-time header earned England a stunning 3-2 comeback win over world champions Germany in Berlin. Harry Kane’s exceptional strike and an even better Jamie Vardy flick saw a two-goal deficit extinguished, allowing Dier to complete a remarkable friendly victory. This was an impressive performance that underlined the progress made since the dismal 2014 World Cup, although for a ...

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Football legend Johan Cruyff dies at 68

Netherlands great Johan Cruyff has died of cancer aged 68, his official website has announced. Cruyff, who made his name as a forward with Ajax and Barcelona, won the Ballon d’Or three times. He won three consecutive European Cups with Ajax and went on to manage Barcelona to their first European Cup win in 1992. Cruyff helped his country reach the ...

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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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Champions League: Bayern, Barca clinch remaining spots

Bayern Munich squeezed into the Champions League quarterfinal after coming from behind to beat Juventus 6-4 on aggregate in a thrilling tie. The Germans were trailing as the match entered injury time at the end of regulation time in the second leg only for Thomas Muller to head home a thumping equaliser. The five-time European champions pushed on in extra-time ...

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Champs Olympiakos dominate Greek derby

Recently-crowned Greek champions Olympiakos Piraeus scored twice in the last three minutes to beat Panathinaikos 3-1 thanks to late goals by Manuel da Costa and Brown Ideye in a thrilling Athens derby on Sunday. Olympiakos’ central defender Da Costa headed home a Kostas Fortounis set-piece in the 87th minute before Ideye dispossessed defender Stavros Tavlaridis and slotted home two minutes ...

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Reds from Anfield beat archrivals MU in first-ever European clash

Liverpool handed their fiercest rivals a painful lesson with a dominant 2-0 win over Manchester United in the first leg of a Europa League last-16 clash. Liverpool’s rivalry with United stretches back over 122 years but the 195th meeting between the pair was the first in Europe. The encounter, played at a simmering Anfield, was fast and furious. It was ...

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Legendary goalie, Van der Sar, back in action!

Five years ago, the great Dutch goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar played his last big European match. It was the Champions League Final, in which Barcelona beat Manchester United 3-1 and won the trophy. However, it seems that the now 45-year-old has decided to return to the pitch for one and only match for the sake of VV Noordwijk, a ...

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