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Warda’s PAOK slapped with heavy penalties

Warda's PAOK slapped with heavy penalties

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Warda’s PAOK will have to play their first seven games next season behind closed doors due to their fans’ inappropriate actions in the Greek cup final against AEK.

The match ended with a 2-1 win for PAOK, but with serious penalties for both clubs, as Warda’s side were slapped with a €282,500 fine, as well as a 6 point deduction from their points tally in the play-off mini-league, which was sealed on Wednesday.

The points deduction means that PAOK will finish the play-offs table in third place, while Panathinaikos will replace them in second, but it won’t matter as the second and third place both qualify to Europa League third qualifying round. Meanwhile, AEK were fined €170,000 and were ordered to play three games with no fans.

The disciplinary committee in the Greek Soccer Federation announced this decision on Thursday morning in regards of the violence that took place in the Panthessaliko Stadium. However the decision can (and will) be appealed by both clubs.

As a result of this decision, none of the four major teams of Greek football will have any fans at their stands before mid-September next year.

Reporter at KingFut and a Broadcast Journalism senior at Misr International University.

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