FIFA Threatens Greek Soccer Federation Over Proposed Law

  • Reuters, Friday, April 24, 2015 3:11 PM

Greece's Soccer Federation (EPO) could be suspended from international soccer due to government interference, FIFA and UEFA have warned. Following continuous problems with crowd trouble, the Greek government has put together a new set of regulations in an attempt to crack down on violence at sports events. FIFA and UEFA have strict rules aimed at protecting member federations' independence in running their own affairs and sent a joint letter to EPO president Giorgos Girtzikis warning that it "would have no option but to refer the case to the relevant bodies for immediate sanctions, including the suspension of the Hellenic Football Federation (EPO)."

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