- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 17, 2014

ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Organizers of Greece’s second-tier football league say the new season due to start on Sept. 27-28 has been postponed indefinitely due to the serious financial problems facing its clubs.

The 26-team Football League announced Wednesday that it had requested meetings with the country’s political leaders to try and reach a financial settlement, and that a five-member negotiating committee had been appointed.

Professional sport in Greece has been hit hard by the country’s financial crisis.

Divided into northern and southern divisions, the Football League includes popular clubs such as AEK Athens, Larissa and Iraklis.

There was no immediate reaction from the government.

__

Online:

Football League of Greece: https://www.footballleague.gr

Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide