6 players banned in Slovakia for match-fixing
Slovakia’s football federation has given lengthy bans to six
current and former players for fixing matches in the top
Miroslav Vlk, the head of the federation’s disciplinary
committee, says two major organizers and former players of FK DAC
1904 Dunajska Streda, Ivan Ziga and Marian Dirnbach, were given
25-year bans from football Tuesday for paying bribes to four
players of the club to fix four matches this season.
Three players of the club – Tomas Huber, Michal Dian a Marek
Bozon were given 18-year bans while former Slovakia international
Ivan Hodur got a 14-year ban.
Police are still investigating the case and have said that
players were offered bribes of up to 60,000 euros ($82,500) and
that the main organizer of the scheme was from Asia.