Poland’s football boss faces probe

The head of Poland’s football association, that will co-host

next year’s European Championship, has said he will cooperate with

prosecutors after allegations of possible corruption were leveled

against him.

The PZPN association said on its website on Saturday that its

President Grzegorz Lato has declared his ”full cooperation” with

state prosecutors, the Central Anti-Corruption Office and the

Sports Ministry.

The PZPN, which expressed its ”readiness to make available all

the documents”, said it was responding to ministry calls for

explanations over plans for the association’s new headquarters,

scheduled to be ready in 2013.

Sports Minister Joanna Mucha asked prosecutors on Friday to look

into secretly-made video and audio recordings of conversations

involving Lato in 2010. She said the recordings indicated a

criminal offense may have taken place.

She also asked explanations from the PZPN.

The recordings were made available to the minister and to the

media by two PZPN members.

Lato, Poland’s star striker in the 1970s and the top scorer at

the 1974 World Cup, told Polish media he was innocent of any

wrongdoing.

Poland will co-host Euro 2012 with Ukraine in June next

year.