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Arrests made after Cyprus Cup final pitch invasion

NICOSIA, Cyprus -- Cyprus police say two people aged 16 and 21 have been arrested after hundreds of fans stormed the pitch to celebrate Apollon Limassol winning the Cyprus Cup final.

Police spokesman Andreas Angelides said riot police had to make limited use of tear gas to disperse the crowd of around 400 Apollon fans on the pitch after 2-1 win over Omonia Nicosia on Wednesday.

Angelies said on Thursday that three riot police suffered minor injuries.

He said some of the Apollon fans hurled firecrackers,...

Referee abandons Cypriot first-division match fans' pitch invasion

Officials say a referee has called off a Cypriot first-division match after fans briefly invaded the pitch and clashed with players before the game had started.

Sunday's match had third-place Anorthosis Famagusta visiting fourth-place Apollon in Limassol.

Apollon spokesman Phanourios Constantinou told the Associated Press that about 50 Anorthosis fans originally seated behind the Apollon bench attacked stadium stewards and clashed with Apollon players.

Constantinou said there weren't serious injuries,...

APOEL secure third straight Cyprus league title, 24th overall

NICOSIA, Cyprus -- APOEL Nicosia have won their third straight and 24th overall Cyprus league title after a 4-2 away win over Ermis Aradipou on Sunday.

Needing a point for the championship, the club also clinched their first consecutive double in their 88-year history after the team beat AEL Limassol, also 4-2, in the cup final.

With 24 championships and 21 Cup wins, APOEL have the most titles of any team in Cyprus.

APOEL gained a spot in the Champions League group stage for the third time in their...

Turkish Cypriot football association plans to unite Cyprus groups

The breakaway Turkish Cypriot football association said it plans to join the Cyprus Football Association.

NICOSIA, Cyprus -- In an effort to do away with decades of isolation, the president of the breakaway Turkish Cypriot football association said on Monday he's determined to follow through with a decision to join the Cyprus Football Association.

Hasan Sertoglu said he has already sent a letter notifying FIFA that the Cyprus Turkish Football Association is bringing...

Arsonists torch Cypriot referee's car

NICOSIA, Cyprus -- A Cypriot football official criticised authorities on Tuesday for not doing enough to deal with a string of unsolved bomb and arson attacks against referees in the country.

Leontios Trattos said six such unsolved attacks stretching back a year have cast doubt over authorities' willingness and ability to stamp out the problem.

Trattos, a former head of the Cyprus Referees' Association, said that after each attack, "everyone repeats the same empty pronouncements" about punishing...