Soccer judges summoned

The Greek soccer federation’s top official summoned its disciplinary board members to a meeting yesterday for explanations regarding various errors made in the punishment of players and clubs over recent weeks. Vassilis Gagatsis, the federation’s president, called the meeting following public dismay over a delayed verdict this week against PAOK in connection with crowd violence in a Greek Cup game against Olympiakos late last month. The side’s belated punishment, relocation to a neutral ground for two home games, was handed out yesterday. By competition regulations, such penalties become valid after several days to allow clubs time to search for an alternative venue. PAOK, as a result, remains unaffected for its vital home game against AEK this weekend.

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