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Greece top-flight cancels matches after referee protest due to beaten colleague

Organisers of Greece's top division have called off games scheduled for this weekend after referees announced a two-week walkout to protest the beating of a colleague by unknown assailants.

The country's football federation said on Thursday that Greek Cup matches would go ahead as scheduled. It said top-league referees called the walkout "for psychological reasons" after the "cowardly and unacceptable" assault.

Referee Thanassis Tzilos was attacked on Wednesday by three masked men near his home in...

Greece sack coach Michael Skibbe after poor Nations League run

Greece have sacked coach Michael Skibbe after a disappointing run in the Nations League, the country's Football Association (EPO) said on Thursday.

The EPO has appointed 65-year-old Angelos Anastasiadis as his successor, the first Greek coach for the national team who is not an interim appointment in 17 years.

Skibbe, from Germany, took over in 2015 after the 2004 European champions' failure to qualify for Euro 2016, and last year signed a contract extension to include Euro 2020 if they qualified.

He...

Greece lifts suspension on football league after violence concerns

PAOK chairman Ivan Savvidis still faces action for taking to the pitch with a gun.

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...