Ceferin to meet Greek PM Mitsotakis ahead of Super Cup in Athens this week

August 14 – UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin will hold a meeting with Prime Minister of Greece Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Wednesday in Athens to discuss the recent unrest between AEK Athens and Dinamo Zagreb fans.

Last week a 29-year-old AEK supporter died during the clashes in the Greek capital before a Champions League qualification match that was later postponed.

Ceferin and Mitsotakis had a phone conversation a few days ago, reaching an understanding to talk in-person on Wednesday. Ceferin will be in Athens to attend the European Super Cup match between Manchester City and Sevilla, which will be played at the Olympiacos stadium.

Representatives of the country’s four major clubs — AEK Athens, Olympiakos, PAOK and Panathinaikos — as well as government sporting officials have been invited to attend the discussions.

Тhe Hellenic Football Federation said that after the end of the meeting they will announce details of the conversation between Ceferin and Mitsotakis.

“UEFA President Mr.Aleksander Ceferin informed EPO President Mr. Panagiotis Baltakos about the private meeting he will have with Prime Minister Mr. Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Wednesday 16 August 2023. It was agreed that after the end of the meeting the UEFA President will inform the president of the EPO about what was discussed,” said a statement from the Hellenic Football Federation.

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