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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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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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Greek Sport in danger of “eviction” from the Rio Olympics

Greek sports are risking exclusion from the Rio Olympic Games in August and other international competitions due to the draft law the government is preparing to table in Parliament. Earlier it was FIFA and UEFA that threatened to kick Greek football teams from international competitions after Sports Deputy Minister Stavros Kontonis decided to stop the Greek Cup because of violence ...

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