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Broke Niki Volou relegated from Super League

Financial strife continues to plague Greek soccer after cash-strapped Niki Volou were officially relegated from the Super League for financial reasons by the league’s disciplinary committee.

The struggling club, who has broken league rules by failing to pay players, has not been able to play its last five matches and is beset by a number of other administrative problems.

As a result, the team from Thessaly has been relegated from the 18-team Greek top flight and will start next season in the second-tier Football League with a six-point deduction.

“Following Niki Volou FC’s failure to compete in its last five scheduled matches… it is prevented from participating in any further fixtures and are relegated from the championship to the next lower division, where they will start the new season with minus six points,» a Super League media statement said.

The club has also been ordered to pay a 10,000-euro fine.

[Reuters]