Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Poland's match-fixing probe grows

The two-year probe into Poland's soccer league continues as the government has suspended the board of the national soccer federation and appointed their own. The probe has unearthed so much corruption that FIFA is considering banning all Polish teams, including their national team, from international competitions.

Perhaps the most interesting factor in all this is Poland's joint bid with Ukraine to host Euro 2012. UEFA will pick the host in April and the possibility of having your national team suspended might not be the best way to win this thing. Then again, one of the other possible hosts is Italy and they are not looking very good at the moment either (a joint Hungary and Croatia is the other option).

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