Cypriot soccer is riddled with match-fixing by referees to line the pockets of soccer officials and politicians, a senior referee says.
Cypriot police say a pipe bomb caused extensive damage to a car belonging to the wife of a soccer referee in more acts of violence in the sport.
A Cyprus court ordered the head of the country’s referees association to remain in police custody while he’s probed over soccer match fixing.
Coach Giorgos Donis has left APOEL Nicosia after an 18-month run that saw him lead the team to a Cypriot league and cup double.
Ajax hammered APOEL Nicosia 4-0 on Dec. 10 to advance to the Europa League by finishing third in Group F of the Champions League.
A first-half penalty earned APOEL Nicosia an entertaining 1-1 draw against Ajax in Group F of the Champions League on Sept. 30.
Razvan Rat scored twice to lead PAOK to an easy 4-0 win over OFI in the Greek league Sept. 28th to take sole position of first place.
Atsuto Uchida scored late in the first half on May 27 as Japan beat Cyprus 1-0 in the team’s final match on home soil before departing for the World Cup.
The Cyprus Football Association says the title-deciding finale between APOEL Nicosia and AEL Limassol was abandoned by the referee.
Playing in Cyprus because of the tension over Russia invading its homeland, the Ukraine soccer team beat the U.S., 2-0 in an exhibition game.