FIFA steps in to help Greece get to World Cup base
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.