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Balkan 2030 World Cup bid is Realistic, Says Bulgarian Sports Minister

A bid by Balkan countries to host the 2030 soccer World Cup would have a realistic chance because the governments of Bulgaria, Greece, Serbia and Romania would offer support for the joint candidature, Bulgaria's Sports Minister Krasen Kralev said on Wednesday, reports Reuters. 

ESR issues 24-hour broadcast ban over racist slur

Greece's National Broadcasting Council (ESR) has issued a one-day broadcast ban on a local TV channel for airing racist comments against Panathinaikos basketball player Thanasis Antetokounmpo last month.

On top of the 24-hour ban, due to take effect January 10, New Epsilon TV was also fined 30,000 euros, ESR said Tuesday.

Serbia ends Greek hoopsters' unbeaten run

A depleted Greek national basketball team went down 84-61 in Serbia on Monday for its first loss in 10 World Cup qualification games.

Greece has mountain to climb to reach Euro 2020 finals

Greece will need to revert to glorious performances of the past if it is to harbor any hopes of making Euro 2020, as the draw for its qualifying group on Sunday has placed it against Italy, Bosnia and Finland among others.

Clashes break out ahead of Champions League game

Clashes have broken out inside Greece's Olympic Stadium ahead of a Champions League match between AEK Athens and Ajax on Tuesday evening.

Riot police dispersed home fans who threw plastic bottles and other objects at visiting supporters. No arrests or injuries were immediately reported.

Deputy sports minister calls for probe into neo-Nazi soccer fans

Deputy Sports Minister Giorgos Vassiliadis has called for an investigation into audiovisual material from a Nations League soccer game in Athens on Sunday between Greece and Estonia, where supporters of the home team were captured on video making the Nazi salute and holding up a flag with the black sun used as a symbol by the SS.

Estonia beats a superior but unlucky Greece through an own goal

A Vassilis Lampropoulos own goal condemned Greece to its third loss in six Nations League games, as Estonia won 1-0 at the Olympic Stadium of Athens on Sunday weathering the strong but fruitless pressure of the Euro 2004 winers.

The Greeks ran into the staunch defending by the Estonians whose physical ability made up for their technical inferiority to the Greeks.

Greek teams take beating by Istanbul clubs

Istanbul clubs got the better of their opponents from Greece in the Euroleague this week, as Olympiakos lost at home to Fenerbahce on Thursday and Panathinaikos went down at Anadolu Efes on Friday.

The Reds suffered their third defeat in a row losing 73-72 in Piraeus to Fener that had Greek international Costas Sloukas score 20 points to decide the game in the visitors' favor.

Anastasiadis era begins for Greece with win over Finland

An own goal sufficed for Greece to beat Finland 1-0 in Athens on Thursday, but did not suffice to avert Greece's elimination from the Nations League, on the debut of coach Angelos Anastasiadis on the Greece bench.

Greek PM condemns racist abuse against Antetokounmpo

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Thursday came out in support of Panathinaikos basketball player Thanasis Antetokounmpo who was the target of racist abuse last weekend.

Tsipras posted a picture of himself on Instagram wearing the Greek national team's jersey bearing the name of Antetokounmpo.

Tsitsipas aiming for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Four days after winning the ATP Next Gen final in Milan, Greece's young tennis sensation Stefanos Tsitsipas was on Wednesday received by President Prokopis Pavlopoulos at the Presidential Mansion in Athens.

Greens and Reds prepare for league derby with easy wins

Panathinaikos, Olympiakos and Peristeri extended their perfect records at the start of the Basket League to five wins in as many games with their easy victories against minor opposition.

Panathinaikos overcame host Panionios 88-67 on Monday, Olympiakos thrashed Lavrio 102-63 at home on Sunday and Peristeri downed Ifaistos Limnou 89-81, having led by up to 25 points during the game.