FIFA sending delegation to discuss Greek soccer crisis

From FOX Sports - March 13, 2018

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP)FIFA will send a delegation to Greece on Tuesday to discuss the countrys soccer crisis, a day after its top league was suspended.

In a letter to the Greek government, FIFA Europe director Bjorn Vassallo said the delegation was due to arrive in Athens later Tuesday to hold talks that included meetings with the Greek soccer federation.

FIFA demands an uncompromising and robust approach in exterminating all forms of violence in football, Vassallo wrote.

On Monday, the government ordered the suspension of the Greek league after the owner of PAOK Thessaloniki stormed onto the field with a gun holstered to his belt to protest a disallowed goal in a match against AEK Athens.

A public prosecutor ordered a judicial investigation into the incident. The probe by prosecutors in Thessaloniki will also investigate why police allegedly ignored instructions by a prosecutor to arrest PAOK owner Ivan Savvidis on the spot.


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