Croat gets over 5 years in jail for match fixing

A German court has convicted a Croat of fraud for his part in

what has been described as Europe’s biggest match-fixing

scandal.

Ante Sapina was sentenced to 5 1/2 years in prison. He confessed

to fixing more than 20 matches, including Europa League and World

Cup qualifying games.

His co-defendants were also convicted and sentenced to 5 1/2

years and 18 months in prison, respectively.