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Olympiacos FC statement

Olympiacos FC statement

The decision taken by the HFF (Hellenic Football Federation) to opt for Rizoupoli stadium to host the Greek Cup final is another embarrassing and hard-to-explain decision that drives Greek football ages back.

 They decided that the Cup final, the Federation’s most prestigious competition, should take place on a 2nd Division-level pitch, where no footballer has stepped on its grass since March; yet, the organizers did not bother to check on its appropriateness.  

They lie when they shamelessly certify that said stadium is UEFA-approved; one has just to take a look at the pictures in the media showing this a pitch far from suitable to host such a match; in fact, this is a dangerous place to play football. The HFF will have to spend huge amounts of money to perform the minimum refurbishments required.  

And this happens after the Hellenic Police has formally clarified to the HFF that there are more suitable and safer facilities available, used currently for Super League 1 matches. 

The decision -devious and evidently handwritten by a third party- taken by the HFF, whose President abstained from supporting it by means of his vote, sets off a time bomb in the tournament. 

Not only will Olympiacos let UEFA know about the above, but the club will promptly initiate legal proceedings against all those who took that law-breaking decision, which jeopardizes both the players and attendees’ integrity, and also suggests that resources of Greek professional football will be utterly squandered in vain.  

We invite you –for the last time- to come to your senses, name a more suitable and safer place to host the final match, so that it develops as a true celebration, particularly in these difficult times we are all going through. Else, you will bear the responsibility, solely and in full, for whatever happens at all levels!​

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