Greece

Edin Dzeko sent off for pulling down an opponent’s shorts

The Bosnia and Herzegovina striker lashes out in an odd way A rare occurrence took place in Sunday’s World Cup qualifier match between Bosnia and Greece: a player pulled down another’s shorts in a fit of anger. In the final 10 minutes of the contest, Bosnia and Herzegovina forward Edin Dzeko controlled a pass and headed …

Greek match begins with sit-down protest over migrant deaths

https://www.youtube.com/embed/HkCsY8Zadzo Immediately after the opening kickoff in a match between Greek second-division sides AEL Larissa and Acharnaikos, all 22 players sat down on the pitch for an eerie two-minute protest. From Reuters: As the crowd waited for the match to start all 22 outfield players — as well as coaches, officials and substitutes — sat down for two minutes …

Backheel from distance sets up impressive volley in Greek match

https://www.youtube.com/embed/QMfpyfMgLLs Moments of perfection can occur at many different levels of the game and Greek amateur club Thyamis Kastriou proved this in their recent 4–0 win over Asteras Parapotamou. The volley into the top corner of the net is wonderful enough, but the fact that it’s set up by a perfectly weighted looping backheel makes …

Panathinaikos-Olympiacos match “like the bombardment of Iraq”

The Derby of Eternal Enemies lived up to its name in sickening fashion on Sunday when first-place Olympiacos visited second-place Panathinaikos. And it did so rather quickly. With a giant banner that read “WAR ZONE” at one end of the stadium, Panathinaikos supporters threw missiles and invaded the pitch before the match even began. https://www.youtube.com/embed/V-nDv9CZ4Rw …

Flare smoke creates haunting images from Greek Cup match

The quarterfinals of the Greek Cup has rivals AEK Athens and Olympiacos facing each other and the first leg was kicked off amidst an atmosphere worthy of such a menace-filled encounter. Smoke from the multitude of flares lit throughout Olympiacos’ Karaiskasis Stadium filled the air and settled over the pitch, making it look like the …

Dimitar Berbatov is…The Continental

(Getty) Well hello there. I see you’ve caught me trying my hardest at football. Of course, we both know that I’m capable of scoring from this position. And we also both know that when I say that I’m referring to sex. And goals. Because I do both of those things a lot. And no, not …

WC Crash Course: Greece

By Jacob A jigsaw, a pirate ship, and a human pistol — all in the first 60 seconds Greece See more installments of our World Cup Crash Course collaboration with KickTV here.