Greece’s crippling financial crisis has a popular survivor: It’s national football team, which uses a daunted defense to keep its world standing high.
Panathinaikos withstood a furious rally by host Olympiakos to win the fourth game in the best-of-five Greek league playoff finals 67-65 on June 1.
Cristiano Ronaldo sat out Portugal’s exhibition match against Greece on May 31 as the two World Cup-bound teams produced a tedious 0-0 draw.
With Colombia favored in Group C, Greece will have to fight it out with Japan and Ivory Coast to advance in the upcoming World Cup in Brazil.
Olympiakos is now a win away from winning the Greek basketball league championship after beating its eternal rival Panathiniakos, 69-64.
Greek soccer, already tainted with scandals and financial problems, now has another one: match-fixing is a “major problem,” a report said.
Olympiakos’ hoopsters thrashed Panathinaikos, 89-64 on May 26 to even their series 1-1 in the best-of-five Greek basketball league finals, running away with an easy victory.
Two veterans on Greece’s World Cup soccer team heading to the games in Brazil said they’re over confrontation while playing a tense Greek league game.
Led by American James “Airline” Gist, Panathinaikos took the first game of a best-of-five series in the Greek basketball league finals, beating Olympiakos, 59-56 on May 22.
The Thessaloniki soccer team PAOK is asking a court to overturn a three-point deduction for fan hooliganism that cost it a spot in the Champions League.