WORLD SOCCER (FIFA WORLD CUP): Brazil avoided a second consecutive draw with a couple of dramatic late strikes to defeat Costa Rica 2-0 on Day 9 of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Ahmed Musa produced a superb performance leading Nigeria past Iceland 2-0 and Switzerland defeated Serbia 2-1 in an exciting comeback win.
GREEK NATIONAL BASKETBALL TEAM: Ahead of two 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup qualifiers against Israel and Estonia, the Hellenic Basketball Federation announced the Greek national team roster, but plenty of big names were missing.
UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: APOEL and Apollon will start this year’s European journey in Lithuania against FK Suduva and Stumbras respectively, while Anorthosis will visit Albania to face Laci. Cup holders AEK Larnakas will face the winner of the pair between Levadia Tallinn (Estonia) and Dundalk (Ireland).
UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE: Atromitos Athens were given an interesting UEFA Europa League draw for the second qualifying round, poised to take on FC Dynamo Brest. Ahead of the duel, AGONAsport takes a closer look at the Belarusian club and what Greek fans can expect.
WORLD SOCCER (FIFA WORLD CUP): France and Croatia picked up the victories necessary to advance to the knockout round of the World Cup after Day 8 victories. France held off a game Peru side by a 1-0 scoreline. Croatia put Argentina to the sword with a 3-0 win that leaves Lionel Messi and company staring at elimination. In the day’s other match, Denmark and Australia engaged in a full-blooded tilt that eventually ended in a 1-1 draw.
GREEK BASKETBALL ABROAD: AGONAsport’s Peter Katsiris previews the 2018 NBA Draft from the perspective of Kostas Antetokounmpo on Thursday night in Brooklyn, New York as the former University of Dayton player looks to be the third in his family to be drafted…
UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Following the UEFA Champions League draw for the first and second qualifying rounds, the potential opponents for AEK Athens in the third phase have become known, with APOEL, Salzburg and Celtic among them.
GREEK A1 BASKET LEAGUE: Panathinaikos claimed their second consecutive Basket League title on Sunday, seeing off the challenge of Olympiacos in a thrilling, drawn out final. In connection with the season ending, AGONAsport reflects on the series’ best plays.
GREEK SUPERLEAGUE: PAOK are set to sign Brazilian attacker Leonardo Rodrigues Lima while winger Djalma Campos will depart for Turkey. Also known as Leo Jaba, the Brazilian youth international can either play as an attacking midfielder or a right winger.
WORLD SOCCER (FIFA WORLD CUP): The 2018 FIFA World Cup continued with Day 7 action. Groups A and B are set to go to the final day after today’s results. Uruguay’s narrow defeat of Saudi Arabia 1-0 sets up a group finale with Russia to determine first and second in the group. The situation in Group B is even more complex. Spain and Portugal both recorded 1-0 victories, over Iran and Morocco respectively. They are the favorites to go through the group, but despite the defeat, Iran can still qualify for the Round of 16 if they can manage to defeat Portugal in the third and final match in the group.
UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: On Monday, PAOK were drawn against FC Basel 1893 in the UEFA Champions League second qualifying round, a tie which will test the Thessaloniki’s capabilities to the limit. AGONAsport takes a closer look at what the Dikefalos tou Vorra can expect in July.
UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE: Atromitos will match up against Diego Maradona’s Dinamo Brest in the UEFA Europa League second qualifying round while Asteras Tripolis will likely travel to Scotland to face Hibernian.
AGONASPORT LEGENDS: Kostas Politis, the 1987 EuroBasket winning coach with the Greek national team, sadly passed away at the age of 76 after a battle with health issues. In a tribute to his fantastic career, AGONAsport looks back at his legacy.
WORLD SOCCER (FIFA WORLD CUP): On a day that bore witness to more own goals and set-piece strikes, the hosts took a massive step to advancing to the knockout rounds. Russia continued their fine tournament in Day 6 action by rolling past Egypt 3-1. Elsewhere, there were surprises in Group G as Japan overcame Colombia 2-1 and Senegal slipped past Poland by the same score.
GREEK SUPERLEAGUE: It’s all change in Piraeus. Following a dreadful 2017/2018 campaign, fiery Olympiacos owner Evangelos Marinakis is an angry man, determined to take his beloved Thrylos back to the top of the Greek pile. AGONAsport takes a look at the situation.
EUROPA LEAGUE: Defying the odds, Asteras Tripolis pipped Xanthi to the post in the battle to qualify for the UEFA Europa League, claiming fifth place in the Super League after a rough start. AGONAsport takes a look back at the key moments in the club’s memorable campaign.
WORLD SOCCER (FIFA WORLD CUP): The favorites finally prevailed on Day 5 of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. After several days of minor upsets and a couple big shocks by unfancied sides, Monday’s matches went as predicted. Sweden were able to slip past South Korea 1-0 in Group F play. In Group G, Belgium and England, the two heavyweights in the section, both picked up wins. Belgium dispatching Panama by a 3-0 scoreline, while England left it very late before coming out on top over Tunisia 2-1.