Saturday, April 05, 2008

Polish football corruption scandal appeals

The Polish Football Association Tribunal will hear appeals lodged by football clubs Zaglebie Lubin and Widzew in connection with a widespread football corruption scandal.

The hearings in the Widzew and Zaglebie cases will begin in Wroclaw, south-west Poland, today at 2 and 4 p.m., respectively. Widzew and Zaglebie will appeal against 100,000 zlotys financial penalties imposed on the clubs by the Polish Football Association (PZPN) in January for their involvement match fixing.

Head of the Football Association Tribunal Krzysztof Malinowski has told Polish Radio Wroclaw that the results of the hearing will be announced after 6 p.m. today.