Monday, March 16, 2009

UEFA investigates scale of corruption in Polish football

The European soccer body is demanding an explanation related to the corruption in Polish leagues
The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) sent a letter in February to the authorities of the Polish Football Association (PZPN) demanding an immediate explanation related to the corruption in Polish leagues.

UEFA is becoming increasingly irritated with the news coming from the media related to the scale of the wrongdoings and is demanding a list of detained referees, the charges they are facing as well as a report of the actions which PZPN is planning to undertake.

Although no official threat was included in the letter, unofficially UEFA is considering imposing a supervisor from the European watchdog onto PZPN. UEFA has also already decided that no Polish referee will participate in any game in this round of the European championships. Further consequences can be more painful, and can even lead to the suspension of PZPN authorities.