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...
ATHENS -- Greece could be expelled from international football competitions because of widespread violence, a FIFA representative said on Wednesday.
Herbert Huebel said a series of incidents, culminating in a gun-toting club owner running onto the pitch to protest a disallowed goal, were "unacceptable."
"Greek football is going to an edge," Huebel said, adding that a potential Greek suspension from international football "is not, any more, impossible."
Huebel met government and league officials...
Brisbane A-League defender Avraam Papadopoulos has been handed a suspended two-and-a-half year jail sentence by a Greek court for illegally betting on matches.
Agence France-Presse reports Papadopoulos was one of 58 people punished by the three-member Court of Appeal in Athens for their roles in the "Koriopolis" match-fixing scandal in 2011.
The 33-year-old spent seven seasons with Greek Super League club Olympiakos, at times serving as captain, and signed an A-League deal last year with the Roar.