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Putin: FIFA arrests are case of US meddling abroad

Russian President Vladimir Putin criticized the United States on Thursday for its corruption indictment against officials from football's governing body, calling the case an attempt to spread its jurisdiction to other countries.
May 28, 2015

US: Indicted FIFA officials 'corrupted' world soccer

The seven FIFA officials arrested Wednesday in an investigation into the organization's governing body have corrupted the international game, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said.
May 27, 2015

No 'Grexit' in sport: Greece escapes soccer suspension, FIFA happy with changes to law

FIFA says it is satisfied with changes made to sporting law in Greece, and has dropped a threat to suspend the country from international competition.
Greenfield Daily Reporter: May 23, 2015

Greeks agree UEFA deal to keep teams playing internationally

The crisis in Greek football that led to a threat by UEFA and FIFA to throw them out appears to have been resolved after the country's controversial new sports law,
Inside World Football: May 7, 2015

Greece set to escape ban as sports law goes to parliament

Greek football is set to breathe a sigh of relief as the country's controversial new sports law was submitted to parliament on Wednesday with the necessary amendments to avoid a FIFA and UEFA ban from international competition.
Reuters: May 6, 2015

Stavros Kontonis: Greece's own Inspector Clouseau

The similarities between Inspector Jacques Clouseau of the Pink Panther franchise and real life Stavros Kontonis (Deputy Minister for Sports) are staggering. Greece has once again managed to blur the lines between an outrageous comedy character and a government official.
Themistocles Cala: May 3, 2015

Greek minister blasts FIFA, UEFA 'ultimatum'

Greek deputy sports minister Stavros Kontonis said on Wednesday he does not accept ultimatums by world and European soccer's governing bodies FIFA and UEFA.
eKathimerini: April 23, 2015

Gov't on collision course with FIFA, UEFA

The leftist Greek government appears on a collision course with world and European soccer's governing bodies FIFA and UEFA over plans announced on Thursday to tackle violence in domestic sport.
eKathimerini: April 16, 2015

2022 World Cup: Fifa rules out compensation for unhappy clubs

Fifa says it will not pay compensation to clubs and leagues unhappy about plans to play the 2022 Qatar World Cup in November and December.
BBC: February 25, 2015

Greece: The Pirate Ship Sinks CIV & Moves On To Conquer Costa Rica

Greece beat Ivory Coast to qualify for the last 16 of the World Cup for the first time in their history. They still have not received the respect they deserve but if they can overcome a very tough opponent in Costa Rica, the dream will continue
Midfield Maestro: June 28, 2014