Greek Super League
ATHENS, Greece -- Olympiakos won the Greek Cup for a record 27th time by beating Xanthi 3-1 in the final in Athens' Olympic Stadium on Saturday.
It was also a record 17th double for Olympiakos, who won their 42nd league title.
Franco Jara, Alejandro Dominguez and Costas Fortounis scored for Olympiakos, while Pantelis Kapetanos netted Xanthi's consolation goal.
A defensive mistake in first-half stoppage time gave Olympiakos the lead when Jara intercepted a backward pass inside the area.
In the 63rd...
ATHENS, Greece -- 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.
In a letter to the government dated May 20 and made public on Friday by the Greek Football Association, FIFA said a law approved by parliament this month to combat violence and match-fixing did "take into account the proposals previously made by FIFA and UEFA."
FIFA had complained that the draft legislation initially submitted to...
ATHENS, Greece -- Greece has adopted an amended version of a new sports law aimed at fighting soccer violence and match-fixing, after initial objections from UEFA which threatened to suspend Greece from international competition.
The deputy minister for sport, Stavros Kontonis, says he made "the necessary compromises that do not affect the core of the law."
Kontonis earlier consulted with UEFA officials over parts of the law that they said interfered with the independence of the sport's administration.
The next in our ESPN FC derbies series involves the two biggest teams in Greek football. Olympiakos recently clinched their fifth straight Greek Super League title, the 42nd in club history. Michael Yokhin went to see them play Panathinaikos in February, the latest chapter in their contentious rivalry.
Everyone in Greece told me I was crazy. Why would I go to the Athens derby between Panathinaikos and Olympiakos? It will be a dangerous adventure, everyone said.
As I approached the old Apostolos...