UEFA: Cyprus probe refutes Euro 2012 claims
UEFA says justice officials in Cyprus have dismissed a former
soccer official’s claims that the 2012 European Championship was
corruptly awarded to Poland and Ukraine.
UEFA says investigations found ”no information or evidence” to
substantiate allegations made by Spyros Marangos, a former Cyprus
soccer federation treasurer.
Marangos claimed four UEFA officials took bribes of more than
$13.8 million to sell tournament rights in 2007. Poland and Ukraine
defeated Italy in a poll of UEFA executive committee members.
Marangos accused the European soccer authority after corruption
claims surfaced about FIFA’s award of 2018 and 2022 World Cup
UEFA says it’s still pursuing a defamation case against Marangos