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Sokratis, AEK to donate to Greece wildfire victims

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GREEK SUPER LEAGUE

2018/2019 Season

POS TEAM W D L PTS
1 AEK Athens 0 0 0 0
2 Apollon Smyr 0 0 0 0
3 Aris 0 0 0 0
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Arsenal's Sokratis Papastathopoulos, AEK Athens players to donate to Greece wildfire victims

Firefighters try to extinguish flames during a wildfire near the village of Kineta, Greece.
Wildfires have swept through the Athens suburbs in recent days as firefighters struggled to control the blaze.

Arsenal defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos and AEK Athens players are among those who will donate blood and give money to the victims of the wildfires in Greece.

At least 79 people have been killed and more than 200 have been injured near Athens in the deadliest wildfires on record in the country.

Sokratis, a Greece international who joined Arsenal from Borussia Dortmund earlier this month, owns a restaurant, Platea, with his family in southern Greece, and they plan to donate to charities offering...

 By PA Sport

PAOK president Ivan Savvidis given 3-year ban for taking pitch with gun

PAOK president Ivan Savvidis stormed the pitch against AEK Athens.

PAOK president Ivan Savvidis has been banned from all football grounds for three years after storming the pitch during a game against AEK Athens earlier this month while appearing to carry a gun in a hip holster.

The Greek Super League disciplinary committee docked the club three points, ending their title chances, and fined them €63,000. PAOK have also been ordered to play their next three home games behind closed doors.

Meanwhile, AEK Athens were awarded the match, abandoned after the chaotic...

 By PA Sport

PAOK president Ivan Savvidis apologises for storming pitch with gun

PAOK president Ivan Savvidis stormed the pitch on Sunday's game with AEK Athens while carrying a gun.

PAOK president Ivan Savvidis has apologised for storming the pitch during Sunday's clash with AEK Athens while appearing to carry a gun in a hip holster.

The Greek Superleague contest descended into chaos when, with the score 0-0, PAOK had an 89th-minute goal ruled out for offside.

Savvidis marched onto the pitch accompanied by bodyguards in protest and had to be restrained as he vented his fury, with images seeming to show there was a firearm attached to a holster on his hip. Savvidis made...

Greek Super League suspended after armed PAOK owner's pitch invasion

PAOK owner Ivan Savvidis invaded the pitch with a gun in a holster around his waist.

Greece's sports minister says Greek Super League matches have been suspended indefinitely, a day after the gun-toting owner of PAOK marched onto the pitch following a disputed goal at the end of a league match.

Minister Giorgos Vasileiadis, speaking after meeting Monday with the Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, said fixtures have been suspended and would not restart "if there is not a new, clear framework agreed to by all so we can move forward with conditions and regulations."

PAOK owner Ivan Savvidis...

'Armed' PAOK owner invades pitch, confronts referee after late confusion

PAOK owner Ivan Savvidis, center, entered the pitch with what appeared to be a gun in a holster.

ATHENS, Greece -- A disputed goal at the end of a Greek Super League match on Sunday between leader AEK and title rivals PAOK led to a pitch invasion by one of the team owners, who appeared to be carrying a gun.

Fernando Varela scored from a header in the 90th minute, putting host PAOK ahead 1-0 in the northern city of Thessaloniki. The referee signaled a goal but then seemed to disallow it for offside.

PAOK's owner, businessman Ivan Savvidis, came on the field twice and was accompanied by bodyguards....