WROCLAW, Poland. Apr 11 (PSN) - According to Polish Radio web portal, six former and current representatives of Poland's national football team are amongst those facing justice today as part of a wide-ranging crackdown on corruption within the game.
A Wrocław Regional Court has pronounced on the fate of Cracovia Kraków and Zagłębie Lubin players in the dock for match-fixing during a game in May 2006.According to the portal Pilkarska Mafia (pilkarskamafia.blogspot.com) in the trial will consist of Lukasz P. (now plays at Borussia Dortmund), Maciej I. (now at Manisaspor), Lukasz M. (now at Cracovia), Michal S. (still at Lubin), Pawel D. (retired) and Tomasz M. (now at Puszcza Niepołomice). All the surnames have been censored due to Polish law.
All six players have been capped on the Polish national team, with the first still being an active member.
Polish Radio has stated that according to the investigation, bribes paved the way for Zagłębie Lubin to qualify for the UEFA Cup in the 2006/2007 season. A total sum of 100,000 zloty (25,000 euros) changed hands.
Twelve of those facing justice are likely to serve reduced sentences, having agreed to the terms proposed by the judge. As a result, they will serve sentences averaging about one and a half years apiece.
Two players that did not agree to the judge's conditions must now be tried in a separate hearing