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FIFA steps in to help Greece get to World Cup base

Published on NewsOK Modified: June 8, 2014 at 2:15 pm •  Published: June 8, 2014

ARACAJU, Brazil (AP) — FIFA had to step in to help Greece's national team get to its World Cup base in Brazil a day later than expected after a flight cancellation in the United States.

Greece was due to leave Newark for Recife just after midnight Friday, shortly after beating Bolivia 2-1 in a warm-up friendly at New Jersey's Red Bull Arena. But the team's flight was canceled because of a technical problem with the plane's navigation system.

The Hellenic Football Federation says the team left Saturday night from New York and arrived in Sao Paulo on Sunday, and then boarded a FIFA charter flight to Aracaju. Despite the long journey, the federation says the team will go ahead with a planned training session Sunday evening.


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