Greek FA complains to FIFA over new law

The Greek football federation says it has complained to FIFA

about a new law that could threaten its operational

independence.

The federation, or EPO, said Thursday it would forward details

of the new legislation that gives expanded powers to a

state-controlled sporting oversight committee, along with

transcripts that it says include ”abusive language” used by

lawmakers against the federation.

The government argues the provisions are necessary to clean up

professional football leagues, amid an ongoing investigation into

match-fixing scandals.

Greece was briefly suspended by FIFA in 2006 over a similar

dispute, which forced the government to amend legislation.