Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Another two detained in Polish football corruption probe

Polish police have detained two people in connection with an ongoing football corruption investigation.

Police in the western city of Poznan on Monday detained Lech Poznan striker Piotr Reiss and a former member of the club's governing board, Przemyslaw E., on suspicion of match rigging.

The 36-year-old Reiss has also played for Hertha Berlin and has four appearances with the Polish national team.

The two are being transported from Poznan to Wroclaw for questioning.

Wroclaw prosecutors launched an investigation in 2005 into corruption in Polish football.

So far they have charged more than 150 people - including members of the Polish Football Federation, coaches, referees, players and club officials - with fixing matches in the top domestic leagues.