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The Weekend Neos Kosmos : 26 September 2015
DIGITAL.NEOSKOSMOS.COM THE WEEKEND NEOS KOSMOS | SATURDAY 26 SEPTEMBER 2015 29 SPORT Greece wins trophy at Homeless World Cup Victory over Switzerland ensures silverware Greece has claimed the INSP Trophy at this year's Homeless World Cup in the Netherlands, with a decisive 6-2 victory over Switzerland. Participating in only its second Homeless World Cup and led by coach Christos Alefantis - editor of the street newspaper Shedia - the Greeks claimed the tro- phy at Amsterdam's Museumplein. Following the victory, captain Nikolaos Petropoulos couldn't contain his excitement. "I still can't believe it, it doesn't seem real," he said. "I'm so happy for myself and the whole team. This is a once-in-a-lifetime feeling." The INSP Cup is the sixth level trophy for competing men's teams at the Homeless World Cup and is named for the International Network of Street Papers. Karnezis calls it quits Collingwood youngster hangs up boots to concentrate on next chapter in life Collingwood's Patrick Karnezis has announced his retirement after 25 games of AFL football. The 23-year-old Greek Australian started his career with the Brisbane Lions after being selected with pick number 25 in the 2010 National Draft, before playing 21 games for the club. He was traded to Colling- wood in 2013 and featured in four senior games. Karnezis said he wanted to concentrate on the next exciting period of his life. "After five years in the AFL system, it is the right time for me to step away and pursue other interests in my life such as my studies, overseas travel and opportunities in our family businesses," he told Collingwood's website. He will continue in his role as an AFL Multicultural Ambassador. Patrick Karnezis kicking in front of Geelong’s Mitch Duncan earlier this year. PHOTO: AAP IMAGE/DAVID CROSLING. Two Greeks featuring at NYC Marathon Greece celebrates after winning the INSP Trophy. PHOTO: TWITTER/@_INSP Australia eliminated from Davis Cup Despite winning one of his two matches, Thanasi Kokkinakis couldn’t stop Australia from exiting the tournament Thanasi Kokkinakis made it one win and one loss at Australia's Davis Cup semi-final tie defeat with Great Britain last weekend. Kokkinakis featured twice at the tournament, losing his first clash against world number three Andy Murray 6-3 6-0 6-3, before winning his second and final clash against Daniel Evans 7-5 6-4. Australia lost the tie 3:2 and was effectively eliminated from the tournament. Athens 2004 gold medallist among participants in the gruelling race Two Greek nationals will take part in this year's New York City Marathon, one of the world's largest and most prestigious, which attracts both amateur and elite runners from around the globe. Athens 2004 Olympic gold medallist Athanasia Tsoumeleka and 50-yearold compatriot Mary Liarou-Barabaris will both feature in this year's race for charity Make-A-Wish Greece, and are reaching out to youth with a simple collective message. "Nothing is impossible when there is faith in us. "When there is faith in life, faith in hope, faith in struggle, faith for the better - have faith and 'MakeA-Wish' and everything is possible." For Tsoumeleka this will be her first NYC race, while Liarou-Barabaris ran her first race two years ago. The New York City Marathon is scheduled for November 1. Athanasia Tsoumeleka winning gold at Athens 2004 Olympic Stadium. PHOTO: EPA/VASSILI VERVERIDIS. FIFA investigation could lead to more asset freezes US authorities probing alleged corruption have expanded their search Thanasi Kokkinakis greets Andy Murray at the net after their clash. PHOTO: AP PHOTO/SCOTT HEPPELL An investigation into alleged corruption by FIFA officials has led to property seizures in the Swiss Alps. US Attorney-General Loretta Lynch warned investigators are expecting to file more charges after the foot- ball body's largest scandal in its history led to the arrest of seven officials in May. "Based upon cooperation [with Swiss authorities] and new evidence, we do anticipate pursuing additional charges against individuals and entities," Lynch said at a Zurich press conference. Lynch's Swiss counterpart Michael Lauber told reporters at the same press conference the investigation was still in its early stages but authorities had already gathered formidable evidence - including 11 terabytes of electronic data. "Where proportional and needed, financial assets have been seized, including real estate, for example flats in the Swiss Alps," Lauber said. "At this point I would like to emphasise that investments in real estate can be misused for the purpose of money laundering." Those arrested included English-born Greek Cypriot businessman Costas Takkas.
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