There are no football matches being played in Greece this weekend. Basketball, swimming, handball and volleyball events have stopped too.
Greece coach Claudio Ranieri has dropped veteran striker Fanis Gekas from his attacking lineup, and called up rookie Nikos Karelis.
Asteras Tripolis salvaged soccer pride for Greece, beating Partizan Belgrade, 2-0 in the Europea League after PAOK, Panathinaikos and Olympiakos lost.
Markus Rosenberg scored twice as Swedish side Malmo beat Olympiakos 2-0 on Oct. 1 for its first Champions League victory.
A soccer fan hospitalized after being beaten in Crete died on Sept. 29th and three men have been charged with attempted murder.
Dwarfing the marathon, Italian runner Ivan Cudin won the 245.3-kilometer historic Spartathlon race on Sept. 27th for a third time
Atromitos handed Olympiakos its first defeat in the Greek league and joined the defending champion and PAOK in first place.
Greece reached an agreement with former captain Giorgos Karagounis to join the national team staff, as the midfielder’s career ends.
Greek soccer league stalwart PAOK was beaten 1-0 by Apollon Kalamarias and Panetolikos fell by the same score to Hania.
Portugal’s new coach – former coach of Greece – Fernando Santos lost his appeal against an eight-match FIFA ban for World Cup misconduct.