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Cyprus nears reunification on football field with fresh move from FIFA. -NICOSIA – Agence France-Presse

Οκτώβριος 19, 2013 Σχολιάστε

01 Cypriot Greeks ΑΠΟΕΛFootball officials on divided Cyprus sides said Oct. 18 that FIFA has invited them for talks on efforts to bring Greek and Turkish Cypriot teams under one roof for the first time in over 50 years.

Sepp Blatter, president of the football’s world governing body, has invited the two sides to a meeting in Zurich on Nov. 5, the Greek Cyprus Football Association (CFA) said on its website.

It said CFA bosses and their Turkish Cypriot counterparts were invited to “finalize a provisional arrangement for football in Cyprus based on” the statutes of FIFA and UEFA, its European counterpart…….. Διαβάστε περισσότερα…

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Macedonia News el : APOEL flies Greek flag in the Champions League ….

Μαρτίου 8, 2012 Σχολιάστε

Macedonia News el

(News from real/true Macedonia, Greece [1] , [2]  )

By George Georgakopoulos (ekathimerini)

The fairy tale continues for APOEL Nicosia in Europe as the Cinderella of the Champions League eliminated Lyon in the penalty shootout and reached the last eight of the competition on Wednesday.

Greek goalkeeper Sakis Chiotis saved two kicks in the shootout to send the Cypriot champion to the quarterfinals of the competition, an unprecedented feat for any team from the island.

Former AEK Athens player Gustavo Manduca scored in the ninth minute at Nicosia’s GSP stadium to cancel out Lyon’s 1-0 victory in the first leg of the round-of-16 tie in France.

The team of former Iraklis coach Ivan Jovanovic held on to its lead throughout the 90 minutes as well as the extra-time, despite having to play from the 113th minute with a man less due to the second yellow card shown to Brazilian Manduca.

The capacity crowd at the 25,000-seater stadium held its collective breath as the two teams went to penalties: Chiotis dived twice to his left to save the shots by Alexandre Lacazette and Michel Bastos and give APOEL a 4-3 win in the shootout as the Cypriot team made no mistakes from the spot.

“We represent Cypriot Greeks, Cypriot soccer and of course Greece, as above all we are a Greek team,” APOEL spokesman Panikos Hatziliassis told Cypriot state radio RIK after the end of the game.

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