FIFA Satisfied With New Changes in Greek Soccer

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The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) sent positive feedback concerning the changes in Greece’s new sports law, dropping the threat of a Greek soccer’s “Grexit” from all future international tournaments.

In a letter made public by the Hellenic Football Federation (EPO) on Friday, FIFA expressed its satisfaction on the progress achieved regarding a law that was approved by the Greek parliament this month in an effort to combat violence and match-fixing, because officials seem to have taken into account the proposals previously expressed by FIFA and UEFA.

FIFA had previously complained about an initial draft bill submitted to the parliament because it did not seem to comply with the independence rules of the sport’s administration, giving more power to the state to decide on football matters. For this reason, UEFA General Secretary Gianni Infantino traveled to Athens last month to meet with Greek lawmakers in order to discuss relevant amendments.