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Members of Belgian-Serbian "football mafia" arrested

Among them are two Belgian football referees, and several club managers.

They are suspected of fraud related to transfer of players to Belgian football clubs Brugge, Anderlecht, Lokeren, Ghent, and others.

Organized crime prosecutors are currently taking statements from the suspects, the Prosecutor's Office for Organized Crime announced on Wednesday.

Balkan Police Help Crack Crime in Belgian Football

Serbia's organised crimes prosecutor's office said on Wednesday that Serbia, Montenegro and Macedonia took part in an international operation cracking down on corruption in Belgium's biggest football clubs, including Club Brugge and Anderlecht.

Police detain 10 suspects in beating of ruling party MP

Greek police have detained a total of 10 suspects in connection to an attack against a ruling party MP in the city of Kalamata, in southern Peloponnese, last Sunday.

Eight suspects were detained and led before the prosecutor on Monday night while another two were arrested on Tuesday.

Kammenos pledges land transfer to PAOK for new soccer field

The Ministry of Defense will submit an amendment in the coming days transferring rights of use over an area of about 5.1 acres near Thessaloniki to the local soccer club, PAOK FC, to built a new soccer stadium, Minister Panos Kammenos said on Monday.

The land, which belongs to the National Defense Fund will be granted as a concession for a period of 100 years.

Kosovo Accuses Bosnia of Delaying Basketball Players' Visas

Elvira Dushku, the secretary-general of Kosovo Basketball Federation, FBK, said on Wednesday that the participation of its youth basketball players in a European championship in Sarajevo was under threat due to visa issues.

FIFA investigates Serbian FA head, coach, Swiss players

Lichtsteiner joined teammates Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri, of ethnic Albanian origin, who celebrated during Switzerland's game against Serbia on Friday by making a hand gesture meant to represent the double-headed eagle found on Albania's flag.

Serbian kayakers win European medals, smash world record

Tomicevic and Zoric became Europe's champions in the K-2 100 race, setting a new world record of 3 minutes 4.940 seconds.

"Another great success for our kayakers! Bravo for Marko Tomicevic and Milenko Zoric! Congratulations on winning the gold medal and more new sports success to come!," Brnabic said.

President goes for chess metaphor to speak about Kosovo

The Serbian president spoke for RTS about his meeting on Tuesday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, with whom he spoke about Kosovo. As he said, the opinions of Germany and Serbia about a compromise that should be reached by Serbia and Kosovo are very different.

A lost opportunity

For a demonstration to have the right impact it needs to be held at the right time and to be, directly or indirectly, part of a comprehensive national strategy. In the case of the rally organized on Sunday in Thessaloniki about the name of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, neither of the above applies. Seen from this point of view, it will not be beneficial for Greece. 

Belgrade's bloody derby: Croats paid to create chaos during game - reports

26 persons were detained late on last Wednesday, while a number have been injured during the violence that broke out at the Partizan-Red Star football match. A large scale fight broke out in Partizan stadium's south stands, resulting in the police escorting a group of battered young men, some of whom were stripped naked, outside the venue.

Belgrade's bloody football derby: 26 detained/VIDEO

The Interior Minsitry (MUP) announced this on Thursday, adding that it was ordered by the prosecution to identify the persons who took part in the incidents.

Among those injured in the fighting in Belgrade last night were several foreign nationals, the MUP said.

Unofficially, they came from Croatia, Greece, and Macedonia.

The Prime Minister has Found Time to Play Football Yesterday

Prime Minister Boyko Borisov finded time after his meetings with the Deputy Prime Minister of Macedonia and the President of Switzerland to play a football game.

He missed a penalty in the winning match of his team, known as the "Bistritsa Tigers", against the veterans of Levski, reported the sports sites.

Fenerbahçe ousted from Europa League

Macedonian football club Vardar eliminated Istanbul's Fenerbahçe from the Europa League late on Aug. 24 thanks to a 4-1 aggregate win.

Vardar defeated Fenerbahçe 2-1 in Istanbul in the second match of the Europa League qualifying round. 

Vardar had also beaten Fenerbahce in the first leg in Macedonia 2-0.

Vucic to receive Macedonian ambassador

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic will on Thursday receive Macedonia's Ambassador to Serbia Vera Jovanovska-Tipko.

The president's press service announced on Wednesday that the meeting will be held the next day at 11:00 hours CET, in the Presidency building in Belgrade.

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