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FIFA world ranking for Balkan countries

By   /  17/01/2014  /  AL Sports, Albania, BA Sports, BG Sports, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, CY Sports, Cyprus, F. Y. R. O. Macedonia, GR Sports, Greece, HR Sports, ME Sports, MK Sports, Montenegro, RO Sports, Romania, RS Sports, Serbia, SI Sports, Slovenia, Sports, TR Sports, Turkey  /  Comments Off on FIFA world ranking for Balkan countries

  By Spiros Sideris These are the FIFA world rankings last updated on January 16 2014. 12. Greece – 1055 Pts 16. Croatia – 971 Pts 19. Bosnia and Herzegovina – 899 Pts 29. Slovenia – 762 Pts 30. Serbia – 752 Pts 33. Romania – 734 Pts 45. Turkey – 677 Pts 52. Montenegro […]

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Confusion over the Cypriot football associations’ arrangement

By   /  02/12/2013  /  CY Sports, Cyprus, Sports  /  Comments Off on Confusion over the Cypriot football associations’ arrangement

  By Christos Meliopoulos – Nicosia The agreement that was signed in the beginning of November between the Greek and the Turkish Cypriot football associations was hailed as an important step towards creating a better relationship between the two communities on the divided island. It provided for the latter to become a member of the […]

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Cypriot footballers react to club officials “worrisome” practices

By   /  19/11/2013  /  CY Sports, Cyprus, Sports  /  Comments Off on Cypriot footballers react to club officials “worrisome” practices

  By Christos Meliopoulos – Nicosia Late last summer Cyprus found itself exposed and embarrassed in the eyes of world football professionals as the international federation of players (FIFPro) warned its members to avoid the island. Reprimanding Cypriot clubs, FIFPro referred to “a record of not meeting contractual payment terms.” But football club officials in […]

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Football reunification looming

By   /  24/10/2013  /  CY Sports, Cyprus, Sports  /  Comments Off on Football reunification looming

  By Christos Meliopoulos – Nicosia On a level other that the political one Cyprus seems to be closer to reunification. The decision by football’s world body, FIFA, to invite the Greek and Turkish Cypriot football associations for talks in order to return to a single authority for the first time in 50 years has […]

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Historic football club seeks diaspora funding

By   /  12/10/2013  /  CY Sports, Cyprus, Sports  /  Comments Off on Historic football club seeks diaspora funding

  By Christos Meliopoulos – Nicosia A delegation on behalf of Omonia’s board is expected to travel to Manchester and London during next week in an attempt to draw together its numerous supporters among the UK Cypriot community and convince them to give generously. For the historic football club has been going through a rough […]

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Cypriot club football keeps on delivering

By   /  05/10/2013  /  CY Sports, Cyprus, Sports  /  Comments Off on Cypriot club football keeps on delivering

  By Christos Meliopoulos – Nicosia Quietly but steadily Cypriot football has been climbing up the UEFA country coefficients, comfortably enjoying a respectable 18th position out of the 53 countries that belong to the European federation (54 with the addition of Gibraltar). The ranking points comprise the results of the last five years. The impressive […]

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First direct flight from Turkey to Cyprus!

By   /  19/09/2013  /  CY Politics, CY Sports, Cyprus, Politics, Sports, TR Politics, TR Sports, Turkey  /  Comments Off on First direct flight from Turkey to Cyprus!

  By Manolis Kostidis – Istanbul There was an important development in the embargo Turkey applies to planes and vessels from Cyprus. Turkish football club Trabzonspor flew directly to Larnaca from Trabzon for a Europa League football match against Apollon Limassol! This was the first direct flight from Turkey to Cyprus. Up until yesterday teams […]

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Chronicle of a death foretold: Nioplias is out

By   /  13/09/2013  /  CY Sports, Cyprus, Sports  /  Comments Off on Chronicle of a death foretold: Nioplias is out

  By Christos Meliopoulos – Nicosia The decision by the Cyprus Football Association to terminate the contract of the national team manager Nikos Nioplias did not come as a surprise to anyone. The squad’s performances in the World Cup qualifiers were not what the association, the fans and even the Greek manager himself would have […]

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KOPA season kicks off

By   /  09/09/2013  /  CY Sports, Cyprus, Sports  /  Comments Off on KOPA season kicks off

  By Thanasis Gavos – London A new KOPA season kicks off this Sunday (8 September) in London, bringing together the best football talent in the organised Cypriot diaspora. The league has become a well established expression of the community’s active cultural life and has grown into a competitive force that attracts players with no […]

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Cyprus tops FIFPro black list

By   /  21/08/2013  /  CY Sports, Cyprus, Headlines, Sports  /  Comments Off on Cyprus tops FIFPro black list

  By Christos Meliopoulos – Nicosia Professional football in Cyprus has been dealt a severe reputational blow following an official public warning by FIFPro to players to avoid signing for Cypriot clubs due to a record of not meeting contractual payment terms. The international federation of professional players has announced it is giving “a negative […]

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