Greek golden age hides domestic woe

July 2, 2004
ATHENS, July 2 (Reuters) - After the Euro 2004 success story Greek soccer should now be entering a golden age. Instead, the appalling state of the domestic game threatens to take the shine off the national team's run to the final. It was the ancient Greeks who invented the concept of chaos and their modern counterparts have added a new dimension by turning the nation's favourite pastime into a tragi-comedy. Hooliganism, empty stadiums, bankrupt teams, unpaid players and allegations of match-fixing ...

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