SPORTS

Crisis forces women’s teams to play twice in two hours

Money problems have convinced two teams in women’s volleyball to play each other twice within two hours, as besides their league meeting they have been drawn together for the cup, too.

The financial crisis has taken its toll on Greek sports, both on professional and on amateur level, with the latest example of its impact coming from the third division of women’s volleyball.

Finikas Alexandroupolis and Ermis Dramas agreed to play on Sunday at 11 a.m. the league game and at 1 p.m. their cup tie at the same court in Alexandroupoli.

The two teams agreed to spare the visitors’ expenses for two trips to the easternmost Greek city of Alexandroupoli in Thrace, although Drama is not any more than 185 kilometers away.

It is not clear whether fans will be able to see both games with the same ticket.