Greek league to suspend soccer games for a week

Greek league organizers say top division soccer games will be suspended for one week at the end of the month to protest a new law that has also drawn criticism from FIFA.

Organizers say that scheduled games will not be played Feb. 25-26 in opposition to a law voted in this week that gives expanded powers to a state-controlled sporting oversight committee.

Games planned this weekend will be played.

On Thursday, FIFA warned Greek lawmakers that the country risks suspension from world soccer if the new legislation compromises the national federation's operational independence.