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Greece Suspended From World Football...

European Football Champions Greece have been suspended indefinetly from all competitions and friendlys along with all Greek Club representation in European Tournaments such as the European and UEFA Cups.

FIFA have suspended them "due to government interference" breaching rules on federation decision-making processes and the independent, non-political, nature of national governing bodies.

The current Conservative government has been tryign to get a firmer hold on the sport with new regulations which have caused problems between the Hellenic Football Federation and the Greek Sports Minister and ultimately landed the country in footballing exile.

Greece Given Suspension By FIFA (BBC News Online; Monday 3rd July 2006)

Right, on that note I'm going to have a very early night (I've been hald asleep all evening in any case). Catch you tomorrow!

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faerierhona
Jul. 3rd, 2006 10:13 pm (UTC)
I can't seem to find out what they actually did...
silver_blue
Jul. 4th, 2006 08:43 am (UTC)
It's not terribly clear, is it? I think it's not anything the Greek FA have done, but rather the Greek government.

I found the whole giving the Greek FA until the 15 July to "make" their national government do something was a bit unfair, mind you.
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