Forgot Password

 

Register

 

Create your Connect ID

This will allow you to login to all DStv websites & applications




or
Login using
x

Email Reset

 




Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Football | Champions League

No contact from Europol - Debrecen



Hungarian football side Debrecen said on Wednesday that they have had no contact from Europol in connection with match-fixing allegations surrounding a Champions League match in 2009.

European enforcement agency Europol said Monday that a match-fixing probe involving 380 games included one Champions League game in England, with reports in Denmark and elsewhere saying the match was Liverpool's 1-0 win over Debrecen at Anfield in 2009.

The Debrecen goalkeeper Vukasin Poleksic was banned by Uefa for two years for failing to report approaches from fixers in 2009 but the charge at the time only specified a tie against Fiorentina.

Debrecen confirmed via a statement Tuesday that Poleksic was also approached before the Liverpool game.

A club source told AFP on Wednesday, however, that the club considered the case closed as Poleksic refused the bribes, was cleared by Uefa of matchfixing and had served his ban.

"Noone from Europol or any other organisation has contacted the club in connection with the match-fixing investigation," the source said.

The statement titled "A bone already chewed" released on Debrecen's website Tuesday said: "all information relating to the matter was given in summer 2010".

"Several news outlets have ran the story by the Danish Ekstra Bladet newspaper that on September 16, 2009, before the Liverpool-Debrecen Champions League group match, attempts were made to bribe our goalkeeper Vukasin Poleksic," the statement read.

"The [Uefa] disciplinary committee's position was that Vukasin Poleksic neglected his obligations when he didn't report in time that, before two international matches of DVSC, unknown persons attempted to persuade him to influence the outcome of the matches," it continued.

"These matches were the away game against Liverpool and the home game against Fiorentina," it added.

A Liverpool spokesman said Tuesday: "We have had no contact from Europol or any other organisation over this."

Shop

Gerrard: My Autobiography
Steven Gerrard is a hero to millions, not only as the inspirational captain of Liverpool FC, but as a key member of the England team.
R152.00
Rafa: My Story
Revelatory memoir from the greatest sportsman in the world today.
R182.00
FIFA 14
Xbox 360
R549.00
Mitre Ultimatch Soccer Ball - White
A high quality football, offering high performance at both training and during football matches.
R252.00


Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Live Video Streaming

Barclays Premier League - Matchday 3: Everton v Chelsea
Wed, 03 Sep @ 05:00
Wed, 03 Sep @ 16:00

Sports Talk



Carol Radull
Where are Kenya's strikers?
I was watching the English Premier League match between Everton and Chelsea on Saturday night and...

Calvin Emeka Onwuka
Spurs will challenge for the title
It was in my room in Rustenburg, during the last Afcon, that I noticed the style that Mauricio...

John Dykes
United in condemnation
The British football press showed tremendous solidarity this week when they all leaped on the same...

Neil Tovey
Borrowing from best practice
The late Irish scribe and poet Oscar Wilde once famously opined that “youth is wasted on the...

Sunday Oliseh
Man U need more than an 'Angel'
Just two games into the English Premier League and Manchester United are five points (synonymous to...

Arjun Vidyarthi
Good signs for the Reds despite loss
A brace from Stevan Jovetic and a Sergio Aguero stunner ensured that Manchester City took all three...