FIFA could ban Greece from international soccer
Government's reaction to fan violence criticized
FIFA says Greece is facing expulsion from international soccer over a government decision to suspend the country's cup competition because of fan violence.
Sports Minister Stavros Kontonis called off the Greek Cup last month following violence at a semifinal match between PAOK and league champion Olympiakos. PAOK fans threw flares and clashed with riot police on the field.
In a letter to Kontonis on Tuesday, FIFA described the action as "disproportionate and as interference in the internal affairs" of the Greek soccer association, and issued a 10-day deadline to reverse the decision.