Final postponed

ATHENS: The Greek government on Friday postponed the Greek Cup final between Olympiakos and AEK scheduled for Saturday due to lack of proper security for the match. "By decision of Deputy Sports Minister Stavros Kontonis, the Greek Cup final is postponed at the request of the Greek police and the Standing Committee Against Violence," an announcement from Kontonis’ office said. Because of the 48-hour strike action throughout Greece starting Saturday by labour unions, the Greek police were unable to provide enough protection for the contest. The final was to be played without spectators after Kontonis had agreed under pressure from FIFA and UEFA to continue the Greek Cup competition after he had announced its cancellation in March following violence in a semi-final match.