Greek soccer powerhouse AEK sold to shipowner Marios Iliopoulos

Owner of Greek soccer powerhouse AEK, Dimitris Melissanidis, announced in a written statement on Monday the sale of the club to shipowner Marios Iliopoulos.

After thanking AEK fans for their support Mellisannidis announced he is leaving the club. "Forgive me, but my journey has reached its final destination. I hand over the reins to shipowner Marios Iliopoulos," he stated.

Last suspects facing charges for August soccer violence released

The last of the 105 suspects charged after last August's violent incidents outside the AEK stadium in Nea Filadelfia, Athens, which resulted in the fatal injury of AEK supporter Michalis Katsouris, have been released from custody.

Investigating examining magistrates granted the petitions submitted by the remaining individuals being held on remand in connection with the case.

Police did not use information correctly to prevent soccer violence says minister

Citizen Protection Minister Yiannis Oikonomou admitted in an interview with the public broadcaster ERT on Thursday that "there was information that the Hellenic Police did not use correctly" to prevent the violence between rival football team supporters in Nea Philadelphia, which led to the murder of AEK fan Michalis Katsouris.

Scuffles break out outside Athens court as arrested Croatian soccer fans testify over deadly attack

Clashes broke out in front of court buildings in Athens where scores of arrested Croatian soccer supporters were giving evidence Friday following deadly fan violence this week.

Some 200 fans of AEK Athens gathered outside the court complex, some hurling bottles of water and other objects at police and television crews.

No arrests or injuries were reported.