Bosnian soccer federation president Elvedin Begic has officially apologized to his Greek counterpart after a June 9 post-match fight that climaxed when an assistant coach punched Greek forward Giannis Gianniotas so hard that he lost a tooth.
Sure, the striker in this Greek lower-league match who somehow didn’t score despite having nearly all the time in the world is the easy scapegoat here, but let’s appreciate the defender’s hustle and never-say-die attitude in the face of impossible odds. He is the true star here.
This here’s Giannis Magos. He’s a Greek bodybuilder who appears to be about 30 percent tanning oil and anabolic steroids by volume. Magos won his weight class, but finished second overall at a bodybuilding event this weekend in Greece and he lost his shit after finding out he finished second. Specifically, he slapped…
Today’s World Cup qualifier between Greece and Bosnia and Herzegovina featured some vintage Steve Lyons activity.
Safe to say Greece’s Ioannis Maniatis will never top this jaw-dropping 60-yard bomb he hit today in a friendly against Australia. Not a bad way to peak.
A match today in Greece’s second division between AEL Larissa and Acharnaikos began with all players, coaches, and referees sitting down on the pitch for two minutes in protest of European governments’ handling of the migrant crisis. Here is AEL’s prepared statement explaining the gesture, from Reuters:
Panathinaikos and Olympiakos, the top two teams in the Greek Super League, were supposed to play today in Athens, but an outbreak of fan violence and flare throwing caused the postponement of the game. Here are some surreal photos from the stadium, which I swear are not from The Purge.
As with many of yesterday’s international soccer matches, Turkey-Greece began with a moment of silence in remembrance of the victims of the terrorist attacks in Paris last week. Things quickly went off the rails, when the home Turkish fans interrupted the silence with boos and chants. But it might not be as simple as…
This might be the wildest, most bizarre sports fight I have ever seen. Massive brawls between teams or alcohol-fueled fights in the stands I get, but this? Why did the goalkeeper trip the celebrating player, why did the second guy trip him, and WHY DID THE THIRD GUY COME OVER AND KICK HIM IN THE FUCKING HEAD?
OFI Crete manager Gennaro Gattuso has come to realize that it's kind of hard to motivate yourself and your players when the club refuses to pay salaries, makes you pay certain club expenses, and constantly finds new creditors they owe money to, leading to possible transfer bans and point deductions. So for the second…
Look, maybe trying out for the team mid-match shows some bad timing on the goat’s part, but let my man at least try to make a couple saves. His positioning looks impeccable, and forwards are going to think twice before challenging for balls in the air knowing horns like that are aimed at their ribcage.
Costa Rica players react to their penalty kick win over Greece in the round of sixteen. Costa Rica will face the Netherlands in the quarter finals.
Costa Rica-Greece was a case against endless extra time. If they had kept playing, no one would have fucking scored.
Greek defender Socratis Papastathopoulos found the net at the edge of regulation to force extra time in the Greeks' bout against Costa Rica. Here's what the goal sounded like on the NERIT broadcast in Greece.
Colombia put four balls in the net yesterday, which means we have four instances of Javier Fernández Franco going berserk and four instances of the awesome Caracol heavy metal celebration song. Here's everything from Colombia's Caracol TV, and the rest of the goals scored yesterday as heard in the home country.
This was a heartbreaker.
When not watching one of the most boring World Cup matches in recent memory, Japanese soccer fans were watching the tattoo on the arm of Greece's Theofanis Gekas. The tattoo fail, that is.
Greek goalkeeper Orestis Karnezis froze on a deflected ball from the foot of Colombian defender Pablo Armero and could only watch as it trickled past him and into the back of the net. Kostas Manolas got a foot on it for Greece, but the change of pace tripped up Karnezis, giving Columbia a 1-0 lead and a chance to…
Colombia takes on Greece at noon Eastern time. Here are your relevant streaming links: