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Referee Kyros Vassaras was suspended…

Referee Kyros Vassaras was suspended for 40 days yesterday for his poor performance during the Panathinaikos-AEK match on February 9. Vassaras, the only Greek referee to participate in a World Cup, failed to award a penalty kick to the hosts and rewarded them later with a dubious penalty kick that decided the match. Another referee, Christos Trikalis, who controversially disallowed a goal by Ionikos during its 1-0 loss to league leader Panathinaikos on Sunday, was struck off the register of first division referees on Monday.