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The Weekend Neos Kosmos : 5 September 2015
SPORT 30 THE WEEKEND NEOS KOSMOS | SATURDAY 5 SEPTEMBER 2015 EuroBasket gets underway this weekend Greece to play FYROM in its opening match The 2015 EuroBasket competition will get underway this weekend with two-time champion Greece to face northern neighbour FYROM in its opening round match T 30 THE WEEKEND NEOS KOSMOS | SATURDAY 5 SEPTEMBER 2015 EuroBasket gets RT 30 THE WEEKEND NEOS KOSMOS | SATURDAY 5 SEPTEMBER 2015 EuroBasket gets underway this weekend Greece to play FYROM in its opening match The 2015 EuroBasket com- petition will get underway this weekend with two-time champion Greece to face northern neighbour FYROM in its opening round match are are Croatia, Georgia, the Netherlands and Slovenia. The tournament will be hosted by Germany, France, Latvia and Croatia and will run until September 20 with the final to be held in Lille. In other news, Panathinaikos point guard Dimitris Diamantidis has reportedly announced his pending rePORT 30 THE WEEKEND NEOS KOSMOS | SATURDAY 5 SEPTEMBER 201EOS KOSMOS | SATURDAY 5 SEPTEMBER 2015 EuroBasket gets underway this weekend Greece to play FYROM in its opening match The 2015 EuroBasket com- petition will get underway this weekend with two-time champion Greece to face northern neighbour FYROM in its opening round match are Croatia, Georgia, the Netherlands and Slovenia. The tournament will be hosted by Germany, France, Latvia and Croatia and will run until September 20 with the final to be held in Lille. In other news, Panathinai- kos point guard Dimitris Di- amantidis has reportedly announced his pending re- DIGITAL.NEOSKOSMOS.COM- DIGITAL.NEOSKOSMOS.COM Europa League fixture unveiled by UEFA PAOK to take on Panathinaikos’ conqueror, whilst APOEL Nicosia and Asteras Tripolis set to meet PAOK will meet FK Qabala of Azerbaijan, conqueror of Panathinaikos, in the group stage of the Europe League. Last Friday's draw also pitted the Thessaloniki side against German giant Borussia Dortmund and Krasnodar of Russia. The other Greek side that qualified for the group stage of the tournament, Asteras Tripolis, will play another German powerhouse, Schalke, as well as APOEL Nicosia of Cyprus and Sparta Prague of the Czech Republic. The group phase will be played from September 17 to December 10 with the top two from each group reaching the knock-out rounds where they will be joined by eight teams eliminated from the Champions League. Panathinaikos was eliminated by Qabala on last Thursday night. The visiting side gained a 2-2 draw at the Apostolos Nikolaidis stadium in Athens, allowing it to advance to the next stage on the away goals rule. The Greens had drawn the first leg 0-0 in Azerbaijan. The groups are as follows: Group A: Ajax (NED), Celtic (SCO), Fenerbahce (TUR), Molde (NOR) Group B: Rubin Kazan (RUS), Liverpool (ENG), Bordeaux (FRA), Sion (SUI) Group C: Borussia Dortmund (GER), PAOK (GRE), Krasnodar (RUS), Qabala (AZE) Group D: Napoli (ITA), Club Brugge (BEL), Legia Warsaw (POL), Midjtylland (DEN) Group E: Villarreal (ESP), Viktoria Plzen (CZE), Rapid Vienna (AUT), Dinamo Minsk (BLR) Group F: Marseille (FRA), Sporting Braga (POR), Slo- The UEFA Europa League draw was announced last week. PHOTO: TWITTER/@SKYFOOTBALL van Liberec (CZE), Groningen (NED) Group G: Dnipropetrovsk (UKR), Lazio (ITA), SaintEtienne (FRA), Rosenborg (NOR) Group H: Sporting Lisbon (POR), Besiktas (TUR), Lokomotiv Moscow (RUS), Skenderbeu (ALB) Group I: Basel (SUI), Fiorentina (ITA), Lech Poznan (POL), Belenenses (POR) Group J: Tottenham (ENG), Anderlecht (BEL), Monaco (FRA), Qarabag (AZE) Group K: Schalke 04 (GER), APOEL Nicosia (CYP), Sparta Prague (CZE), Asteras Tripolis (GRE) Group L: Athletic Bilbao (ESP), AZ Alkmaar (NED), Augsburg (GER), Partizan Belgrade (SRB) Source: Kathimerini Politis admits interest in Hayne The 2015 EuroBasket trophy. PHOTO: CTK VIA AP IMAGES/PETR TOMAN. Greece’s European dream hanging by thread The national side took on Finland this morning to keep its Euro 2016 ambitions alive Greece's slim chances of qualifying for next year's Euro 2016 hang on by a thread with three games remaining. The Greeks hosted Finland this morning at Georgios Karaiskakis stadium and next face Romania in Bucharest on Tuesday. Greece's interim coach Kostas Tsanas made sweeping changes to a side that managed only two points from its opening six qualifiers, calling on three uncapped players - AEK's Vangelis Platellas and Christos Aravidis, and PAOK's Stelios Kitsiou - to take on Finland and Romania. In other European qualifiers, Cyprus took on Wales in Nicosia yesterday and next face Belgium on Monday, also in Nicosia. The Cypriots are in the mix for France 2016. Sydney Roosters chairman says he’d love to see NFL prospect in tricolours Greek-born Sydney Roosters chairman Nick Politis admitted this week that he was keeping a close eye on former NRL star Jarryd Hayne, who is trying his hand out at an NFL career in the United States. Hayne has been in the US pursuing his dream of playing American football with the San Francisco 49ers, quitting the NRL at the conclusion of the 2014 season. He has survived the first round of roster cuts with the NFL side and will await his fate this weekend with the 49ers to announce their final 53-man squad for the upcoming season. Despite Hayne's endeavours, Sydney Roosters chairman Nick Politis. Politis told Roosters Radio that he would love to see him in red, white and blue, despite a return to the NRL becoming increasingly slim. "It would be a good one to make a reality," Politis said. "I think he's going so well that he'll stay there for sure." "It's fantastic ... if it works out all right for Jarryd." The 27-year-old 'Hayne Plane' played 176 games for NRL side Parramatta Eels PHOTO: AAP IMAGE/PAUL MILLER. and represented Australia 12 times. He also featured in New South Wales's successful State of Origin side in 2014 and won the league's illustrious Dally M medal in the same year.
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