GREEK SOCCER CUP: Panachaiki were knocked out of the Greek Cup following a tight 1:1 draw against Panathinaikos, but the main story was 43 year old goalkeeper Konstantinos Chalkias. The only 2004 European champion still playing competitive football, Chalkias participated in his first professional game for over five years.
GREEK NATIONAL SOCCER TEAM: Last week, the Greek Football Federation (EPO) agreed to extend national team coach Michael Skibbe’s contract for another two years. Despite the failure to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the German manager was credited with turning the team’s fortunes around after a disastrous two years.
GREEK FOOTBALL LEAGUE: It was a special day in Heraklion, as former OFI Crete head coach Eugene Gerards’ hugely successful career with the Greek club was celebrated in style. Plenty of Greek football legends came together in Crete, honouring Gerards’ incredible achievements with OFI which saw him stay at the helm for 15 years between 1985 and 2000.
GREEK NATIONAL SOCCER TEAM: According to SDNA.gr a proposal has been put forth by a member of the Greek Football Federation (EPO) in order for a new training center to be built for the Greek national team. Knostantinos Vrakas has tabled a proposition for a new state-of-the-art football facility to be created to house the national side.
GREEK NATIONAL SOCCER TEAM: The Hellenic Football Federation (EPO) have confirmed that the Greek national team will no longer compete at the Karaiskakis Stadium in Piraeus, with president Evangelos Grammenos stating that the time has come for the Ethniki to move house.
BLOGS (SARANTOS KAPERONIS): AGONAsport’s Sarantos Kaperonis finishes his two-part opinion piece with his outlook on the future of the Greek National Team, which needs to continue building off of this World Cup qualifying campaign with Skibbe as head coach.
GREEK NATIONAL SOCCER TEAM: Following an Hellenic Football Federation (EPO) meeting in Thessaloniki, the organisation seem to have given Greek national team head coach Michael Skibbe another two years at the Ethniki’s helm.
GREEK NATIONAL TEAM: Reports from Greece suggest that Michael Skibbe will sign a new two-year deal to continue on as manager of the Greek national team. The agreement is said to hinge on Monday’s General Assembly of the Greek Football Federation (EPO).
GREEK NATIONAL SOCCER TEAM: Following the failure of several top nations to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the Americans have come up with a cunning plan. The USA, who also didn’t make the World Cup, are planning to host a tournament for countries which missed out on Russia. Greece are among the teams which could participate.
BLOGS (SARANTOS KAPERONIS): AGONAsport’s Sarantos Kaperonis takes a look back at the World Cup Qualifying Playoffs against Croatia and what was at fault over the two legs in part one of a two part blog.
GREEK NATIOANAL SOCCER TEAM: Sunday night was a tough pill for Greek football to swallow, as the national team missed out on the 2018 World Cup. Ethniki captain Vassilis Torosidis took the 4:1 aggregate defeat to Croatia personally, venting his anger in the dressing room following the game’s completion.
BLOGS (GREG GAVALAS): AGONAsport’s Greg Gavals looks at the mistakes made by coach Michael Skibbe in the World Cup qualifying playoffs and the changes that need to be made for Greece to qualify for EURO 2020.
GREEK NATIOANAL SOCCER TEAM: It wasn’t only Greece’s World Cup qualifying campaign which came to an end on Sunday. Following the completion of the playoff game against Croatia, it became known that the Ethniki will no longer play their home fixtures at the Karaiskakis Stadium in Piraeus.
GREEK NATIOANAL SOCCER TEAM: The Greek national team failed to qualify for consecutive major tournaments for the first time since 2002 after playing to a goalless draw against Croatia in their second leg World Cup qualifying playoff (4-1 loss on aggregate).
GREEK NATIONAL SOCCER TEAM: The Greek national team fell at the final hurdle as they were eliminated from World Cup contention on Sunday’s 0-0 second leg draw with Croatia. That meant the 4-1 loss in Zagreb was the decisive match in ending Greece’s World Cup hopes.
GREEK NATIONAL SOCCER TEAM: Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic heaped praise on his players after they saw off Greece with the minimum of fuss in their playoff tie on Sunday to seal a place at the 2018 World Cup.
GREEK NATIONAL SOCCER TEAM: Greece boss Michael Skibbe pledged to continue in his role on Sunday after watching his team miss out on a place in the World Cup after falling to a 4-1 aggregate against Croatia in the playoffs.
GREEK NATIONAL SOCCER TEAM: Croatia clinched a place in the 2018 World Cup on Sunday after holding Greece to a goalless draw at the Georgios Karaiskakis stadium in Athens to complete a 4-1 aggregate victory in their play-off tie. **HIGHLIGHTS**
GREEK NATIONAL SOCCER TEAM:Greece fell 4-1 to Croatia in their first of two legs in the World Cup qualifying playoffs and will need a historic comeback on Sunday to qualify for next summer’s event in Russia. AGONAsport.com breaks down the scenarios.
GREEK NATIONAL SOCCER TEAM: After a disappointing 4-1 loss in Croatia, Greece’s captains, Vasilis Torosidis and Sokratis Papastathopoulos, stepped up in the locker room and gave a morale boosting talk to their teammates.