Czech football players accused of fixing matches
The Czech police unit responsible for combating organized crime formally accused 12 current and former football players of match fixing, the local media reported, September 12.
“The Czech anti-corruption police have accused 12 present and former football players of bribe giving and bribe taking within the case of suspected influencing of soccer matches in connection with betting,” Czech news portal Ceske noviny reported.
The police has detained 20 people and is not giving out details of their identities or the leagues that they play for.
The Czech Football Association (FACR) told the press that they had been cooperating with the police on this case for some time. More information is expected to reach the media after FACR security chief, Martin Synecky, returns from a trip abroad.