Football in Greece http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24358/all en Soccer-Panathinaikos appoint Fabri as new coach http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/soccer-panathinaikos-appoint-fabri-new-coach <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>By Graham Wood</p> <p>ATHENS, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Panathinaikos have appointed Spaniard Fabriciano Gonzalez Penelas as their new coach, the Athens soccer club announced on Tuesday.</p> <p>The 57-year-old, known as 'Fabri', replaces Juan Roman Rocha, who stepped down from the post of head coach to return to his previous role as under-20 coach following a string of poor results.</p> <p>Fabri is the cash-strapped club's third coach this season, after Rocha had replaced the sacked Portuguese Jesualdo Ferreira.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/soccer-panathinaikos-appoint-fabri-new-coach" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Business Football in Greece Jesualdo Ferreira Lazaros Christodoulopoulos Loukas Vyntra Panathinaikos AO Panathinaikos footballers Person Career Sport in Greece Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 15:00:13 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731617 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Fabri off to slow start as Panathinaikos draw http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/soccer-fabri-slow-start-panathinaikos-draw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Graham Wood</p> <p>ATHENS, Jan 13 (Reuters) - New Panathinaikos coach Fabriciano Gonzalez Penelas admitted his team have plenty of work to do if they are to be competitive in the Super League after th`ey stuttered to a goalless draw at PAS Giannena on Sunday in his first game in charge.</p> <p>The 57-year-old Spaniard, known as 'Fabri', replaced Juan Roman Rocha last week, but failed to galvanise the struggling Athens club as his team produced an uninspiring display against a well-organised Giannena outfit.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/soccer-fabri-slow-start-panathinaikos-draw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Greece Social Issues Sport in Greece Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 18:45:25 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733883 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Nikopolidis makes winning start at Olympiakos http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/soccer-nikopolidis-makes-winning-start-at-olympiakos <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Graham Wood ATHENS, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Olympiakos Piraeus caretaker coach Antonis Nikopolidis celebrated his first match in charge of the Greek champions with a 2-0 win at home to PAS Giannina in the Super League on Sunday.</p> <p>The 42-year-old former Greece and Olympiakos goalkeeper, who was one of Greece's heroes of the Euro 2004 triumph, took over on an interim basis following the sudden departure of Leonardo Jardim on Saturday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/soccer-nikopolidis-makes-winning-start-at-olympiakos" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Greece Politics Sport in Greece Thomson Reuters Sun, 20 Jan 2013 21:30:45 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736996 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Leto leaves Panathinaikos http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/soccer-leto-leaves-panathinaikos <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Graham Wood</p> <p>ATHENS, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Panathinaikos forward Sebastian Leto has left the Greek club by mutual consent after a long battle with injury.</p> <p>The 26-year-old Argentine, who shone after joining from arch rivals Olympiakos Piraeus in 2009, has not kicked a ball since January 2012 due to a knee problem.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/soccer-leto-leaves-panathinaikos" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Football in Greece Labor Panathinaikos footballers Sebastián Leto Sebastian Leto Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 11:45:57 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737677 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Spanish coach Fabri claims first Panathinaikos win http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/soccer-spanish-coach-fabri-claims-first-panathinaikos-win <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Graham Wood</p> <p>ATHENS, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Spaniard Fabri claimed his first Super League victory since taking over as coach as Panathinaikos won 2-1 at Atromitos on Sunday - their first victory in six matches in the competition.</p> <p>Second-half goals from Portuguese midfielder Zeca and Jean-Alain Boumsong gave the struggling Athens giants a two-goal lead before Anastasios Karamanos netted a last-minute consolation at the Peristeri Municipal Stadium.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/soccer-spanish-coach-fabri-claims-first-panathinaikos-win" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Football in Greece Panathinaikos footballers Sport in Greece Thomson Reuters Sun, 27 Jan 2013 21:15:25 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740256 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Crisis-hit Greeks struggle in transfer window http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/football-crisis-hit-greeks-struggle-transfer-window <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The best players money can buy is a thing of the past for Greek Super League clubs as this winter's transfer window closed Thursday without any bank-busting deals.</p> <p>Owners kept to tight budgets in line with the country's economic woes while a number of clubs released highly-paid players in order to pay off mounting debts.</p> <p>Athens sports daily Goal reported that there was a 44.7 percent drop in transfer budgets for the 16-team Super League on average this season over the previous campaign.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/football-crisis-hit-greeks-struggle-transfer-window" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Greece Sport in Greece AFP Thu, 31 Jan 2013 19:00:24 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742114 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Olympiakos striker Djebbour under investigation http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/football-olympiakos-striker-djebbour-under-investigation <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Olympiakos' Algerian striker Rafik Djebbour will be investigated for a "suspicious" transfer of one million euros deposited in his bank account in 2011 from a bookmaker, the Athens News Agency reported Thursday.</p> <p>Financial prosecutors Grigoris Peponis and Spyros Mouzakitis have asked the economic police unit to investigate the deposit for possible "unlawful activity," according to the report.</p> <p>Also, according to information reaching the prosecutors, Djebbour has allegedly not submitted a tax return since 2007 despite being obliged by law.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/football-olympiakos-striker-djebbour-under-investigation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Greece Rafik Djebbour Rafik Djebbour Technology AFP Thu, 31 Jan 2013 20:45:06 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742194 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Karagounis returns to Greece squad http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/football-karagounis-returns-greece-squad <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Fulham midfielder Giorgos Karagounis was among the 20 players called up by Greece coach Fernando Santos Friday for the February 6 friendly against Switzerland at the Karaiskakis Stadium in Piraeus.</p> <p>The 35-year-old midfielder makes his comeback after being left out of the squad for last November's friendly against the Republic of Ireland.</p> <p>Karagounis, who moved to Fulham from Panathinaikos last year, has been capped 122 times, more than any other Greek player.</p> <p>Santos also handed a first call-up to 28-year-old defender Sokratis Fytanidis of Athens club Atromitos.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/football-karagounis-returns-greece-squad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Greece Panathinaikos footballers AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 03:30:36 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5743792 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Michel waits in wings as Olympiakos suffer first loss http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130203/soccer-michel-waits-wings-olympiakos-suffer-first-loss <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Graham Wood</p> <p>ATHENS, Feb 3 (Reuters) - Olympiakos Piraeus slipped to their first defeat of the season, a 3-2 home loss to Atromitos on Sunday in front of Spanish coach Michel who is set to take over at the Greek champions pending the completion of contract talks.</p> <p>Former Sevilla coach Michel arrived in Athens on Sunday to put the finishing touches to a contract agreement with Olympiakos owner Vangelis Marinakis and is expected to be officially unveiled on Monday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130203/soccer-michel-waits-wings-olympiakos-suffer-first-loss" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Greece Sport in Greece Thomson Reuters Sun, 03 Feb 2013 18:45:15 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5744692 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Soccer-Olympiakos appoint Michel after first league defeat http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130203/update-1-soccer-olympiakos-appoint-michel-after-first-league-de <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(adds Michel confirmed as coach)</p> <p>By Graham Wood</p> <p>ATHENS, Feb 3 (Reuters) - Olympiakos Piraeus slipped to their first league defeat of the season, a 3-2 home loss to Atromitos on Sunday in front of Spanish coach Michel who was appointed as the new coach of the Greek champions shortly after the game.</p> <p>Former Sevilla coach Michel has signed an 18-month deal and will be officially unveiled on Monday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130203/update-1-soccer-olympiakos-appoint-michel-after-first-league-de" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Greece Sport in Greece Thomson Reuters Sun, 03 Feb 2013 19:45:31 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5744725 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Michel eager to lead Olympiakos to new heights http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/soccer-michel-eager-to-lead-olympiakos-to-new-heights <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Graham Wood</p> <p>ATHENS, Feb 4 (Reuters) - Olympiakos Piraeus unveiled Michel as their new coach on Monday with the Spaniard pledging to make the Greek champions and league leaders more competitive in Europe.</p> <p>The 49-year-old former Sevilla coach put pen to paper on a two-and-a-half year contract after witnessing their first defeat of the season 24 hours earlier when Atromitos came away from the Georgios Karaiskakis stadium with a 3-2 win.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/soccer-michel-eager-to-lead-olympiakos-to-new-heights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asteras Tripoli F.C. 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Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 04 Feb 2013 15:15:12 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5745436 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Sokratis shines as Greece draw with Swiss http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/soccer-sokratis-shines-greece-draw-swiss <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Graham Wood</p> <p>ATHENS, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Sokratis Papastathopoulos produced a magnificent defensive display as Greece drew 0-0 at home to Switzerland in an international friendly on Wednesday.</p> <p>The 24-year-old Greece defender's tight marking, tigerish tackling and positional sense were the highlight of an otherwise low-key contest at the Georgios Karaiskakis stadium.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/soccer-sokratis-shines-greece-draw-swiss" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Greece Sports Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Feb 2013 22:16:09 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5748215 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-AEK Athens defender tests positive for stimulant - club http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/soccer-aek-athens-defender-tests-positive-stimulant-club <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ATHENS, Feb 8 (Reuters) - AEK Athens defender Christos Arkoudas has tested positive for the banned stimulant oxilofrine, the Greek club said on Friday.</p> <p>An AEK spokesperson told Reuters that the club had received a letter from Greece's anti-doping control body (ESKAN) saying the 22-year-old had failed a routine test following the match against OFI Crete on Jan 26.</p> <p>The player is expected to exercise his right to appeal the decision and be retested, the procedure likely to take place next week.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/soccer-aek-athens-defender-tests-positive-stimulant-club" target="_blank">read more</a></p> AEK Athens F.C. Football in Greece Sport in Greece Thomson Reuters Fri, 08 Feb 2013 10:00:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5749767 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Poor Panathinaikos home form continues with another defeat http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130210/soccer-poor-panathinaikos-home-form-continues-another-defeat <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Graham Wood</p> <p>ATHENS, Feb 10 (Reuters) - Panathinaikos have now gone 84 days without a win at home after the Greens slumped to a shock 1-0 loss against Skoda Xanthi at the Olympic Stadium on Sunday.</p> <p>Panathinaikos, who are on to their third coach this season in Spaniard Fabri, fell behind to Serge Die's superb long-range goal five minutes before half-time and could not find a response in a lethargic display.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130210/soccer-poor-panathinaikos-home-form-continues-another-defeat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Greece Sport in Greece Thomson Reuters Sun, 10 Feb 2013 22:00:26 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5752118 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Olympiakos enjoy domestic comforts with Xanthi win http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130217/soccer-olympiakos-enjoy-domestic-comforts-xanthi-win <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Graham Wood</p> <p>ATHENS, Feb 17 (Reuters) - Olympiakos Piraeus rebounded from their Europa League defeat to Levante with a 2-0 away victory over Skoda Xanthi on Sunday to maintain their dominant domestic form at the top of the Super League.</p> <p>Olympiakos, who were resoundingly beaten 3-0 by the Spanish side in the first leg of their last-32 clash in mid-week, produced an impressive display to claim the three points thanks to goals from Portuguese midfielder Paolo Machado and Algeria striker Rafik Djebbour.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130217/soccer-olympiakos-enjoy-domestic-comforts-xanthi-win" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Greece Rafik Djebbour Thomson Reuters Sun, 17 Feb 2013 20:30:44 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5758475 at http://www.globalpost.com