Greece lifts suspension on football league after violence concerns
The Greek government has lifted its suspension of the country's football league after saying it received a commitment from clubs to reform rules aimed at combating violence.
League organisers say games will restart on Saturday with additional midweek matches to be planned to compensate for the two-week suspension.
The government announced the decision on Tuesday following talks with Greek clubs and a delegation from FIFA, which visited Athens this month and had threatened to ban the country from international competition for interference.
The suspension was ordered after PAOK chairman Ivan Savvidis confronted a referee on the field with a holstered gun strapped to his belt.
PAOK and Savvidis are facing disciplinary action and court appearances because of the incident.