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Olympiacos finish on top in Greece

SoccerNews in General Soccer News 21 Apr 2008

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The regular season of the Greek Super League has ended with Olympiacos CFP finishing on top, two points clear of AEK Athens FC.

However, a legal dispute means the Hellenic Football Federation (EPO) have been unable to confirm the final standings or officially award Olympiacos the title.
The problem stems from the 3 February match between bottom side Apollon Kalamarias FC and Olympiacos, which the Thessaloniki outfit won 1-0. The three points were awarded to Olympiacos, though, with Kalamaria being deducted a further point by the EPO after they fielded a player – Roman Wallner – who had already represented two clubs this season: Scottish sides Falkirk FC and Hamilton Academical FC.

Kalamaria have now taken the case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne, filing a petition for interim measures with the verdict expected on Monday. If they are successful, a final decision will come in May leaving the designation of champions and new play-off system in limbo until then. If the final verdict of the CAS is in favour of Kalamaria, AEK will be crowned champions as Olympiacos will have three points removed from their final total. The Red and Whites will take the title if the EPO's decision is upheld by the CAS.

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