Greece Escapes Soccer Suspension

first_imgATHENS — FIFA says it is satisfied with changes made to sporting law in Greece, and has dropped a threat to suspend the country from international competition.In a letter to the government dated May 20 and made public May 22 by the Greek Football Association, FIFA said a law approved by parliament this month to combat violence and match-fixing did “take into account the proposals previously made by FIFA and UEFA.”FIFA had complained that the draft legislation initially submitted to parliament would have interfered with the independence of the sport’s administration, and demanded that amendments be made.UEFA General Secretary Gianni Infantino traveled to Athens last month to meet with Greek lawmakers.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img

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