There still are matches remaining in the Greek league but it doesn’t matter as Olympiacos managed to claim their 42nd domestic crown.
The Spanish League, La Liga is considered to be a 3 horse race with only Real Madrid, Barcelona and Athletic Madrid being the only clubs in the top tier league of Spain that have a true and genuine chance of emerging as champions but similar things are occurring in Greece as Olympiacos have dominated the past years.
Samsung have sponsored Chelsea since 2005 and the Korean giants decided to re-new a new deal with the Premier League club in 2013 which was believed to be worth around 18 million pounds. Yokohama Rubber has replaced Samsung as Chelsea has announced that they have made an agreement with the Japanese tire company which will start in the next season and extends for 5 years.
This new deal with The Japanese Rubber Company Limited is worth around £40 million each season which falls a bit short of Manchester United’s deal with the car manufacturer Chevrolet that is valued at £47 million.
Greece head coach Kostas Tsanas says that he is struggling to explain the reason for Greece’s neighbours Turkey to struggle a lot when it comes to international football.
Greece football Federation have brought in Kostas Tsanas as the interim coach going forward. They are expected to make a permanent appointment after having a good look at this temporary solution.
Greece recently parted company with former Chelsea boss Claudio Ranieri after a very poor run of results that left the national team with just one draw in the last five matches.
Olympiakos Piraeus started off their Champions League journey in a strong manner as the Greek side overcame Athletic Madrid with a narrow scoreboard of 3-2. It was a fantastic result for Olympiakos as they defeated the current champions of Spain and claimed all 3 points but from there on out, the Greek team has encountered results that were surprising and this is the case of Malmo FF.
Ally McCoist has become the face of a controversial Rangers team that has been facing numerous problems in the last few years. The manager, though, has done exceedingly well to get to the club just one place below the Scottish Premier League after two consecutive promotions. They are looking set for yet another promotion in the coming campaign. This would put them back at the top of the pile, which is something that not many fans would have imagined when the club went into the administration a few years ago.
Carlo Ancelotti doesn’t see any reason why his team Real Madrid would not manage to win the Champions League trophy for the second time in a row.
Madrid had won the Champions League last season by beating Atletico Madrid by 4-1.
Since the revamp of the tournament, there hasn’t been any team which has won the Champions League for two successive years.
When the tournament was played as European Cup before the nineties, then a few teams had done that. The last one to do that was AC Milan and that AC Milan squad had Ancelotti in it as a player.
Greece’s hopes of extending Fernando Santos’ stay as national team manager came to an end after they were knocked out of the World Cup 2014 at the last 16 stage. They were defeated by Costa Rica, who are turning out to be the story of the tournament so far. Greece and Costa Rica played out a 1-1 draw, which saw the match going to extra time and then into penalties. Despite playing against 10 men, Greece were unable to take the lead. After having taken the match into penalties, Costa Rica were confident of creating an upset.
Despite managing just one point at the World Cup 2014 group stages, Greece find themselves still with an opportunity to reach the knockout stages of the competition. Greece managed only a 0-0 draw with Japan in their opening game of the World Cup 2014. This will be followed by a match against Ivory Coast. Since they have not only kept a clean sheet but have also taken a point from the match, things are looking promising for Greece ahead of the final match against Ivory Coast.
Greek outfit Olympiakos are interested in signing Sunderland striker Nacho Scocco in the summer. The former Internacional striker has struggled to fit into the Premier league, as he played very little football towards the end of last season after coming to the club in only January. However, manager Gus Poyet is determined to give him a chance in the team. His presence in the first team could very well depend upon the form he shows in pre-season.