Debrecen: Report nothing new

Hungarian side Debrecen say allegations of match-fixing during their 2009 Champions League tie against Liverpool have already been dealt with.

Last Updated: 05/02/13 at 20:23 Post Comment

Vukasin Poleksic: Debrecen's goalkeeper did not report approaches

Vukasin Poleksic: Debrecen's goalkeeper did not report approaches

Danish newspaper Ekstra Bladet has reported that Liverpool's 1-0 defeat of Debrecen at Anfield is among 680 suspicious games which are being investigated by European anti-crime agency Europol.

The Danish report says match fixers plotting to make money on the total goals betting market targeted Debrecen's Montenegrin goalkeeper Vukasin Poleksic.

But Liverpool, who are not under suspicion, say they have not heard from Europol, and Debrecen say the allegations have been handled by European football's governing body UEFA.

Poleksic was given a two-year ban in 2010 for failing to report approaches from alleged fixers ahead of matches against Liverpool and Serie A side Fiorentina, and Debrecen say neither they nor the player will react to the new allegations.

Instead they republished a 2010 statement which read: "In the view of the UEFA Disciplinary Committee, Vukasin Poleksic failed to comply with his duties when he did not report to Debrecen that, before two Champions League matches, unknown people tried to persuade him to influence the result.

"The investigation revealed that Poleksic rejected the requests. Furthermore, the probe found that the matches were not influenced by anything connected with the bribery.

"But the player committed an error by failing to inform the authorities immediately, therefore he was punished for not meeting the reporting requirement."

The case came before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in 2011 and CAS said there was no evidence that matches had been manipulated.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

was there, it was embarrassing - the team looked totally unbalanced from the off, the defence was woeful and when Mikel came off injured it got even worse with nobody in front of them. Up front on several occasions we had opportunities and nobody would shoot - it was a complete farse! On the back of Salah's performance I'm glad there is talk of getting shot...

Fly1ngh1gh
Cup defeat shames Mourinho

G

reat to see Tommy Rosicky getting some love. A wonderful player. Such a pity we lost so long to injury. I was so excited when we signed him, this resurgence only makes the absences seem more of a lost opportunity.

cheshire-gooner
16 Conclusions: FA Cup Fourth Round Weekend

A

pparently Chiles has blamed Twitter trolls for his exit. Proof that even the worst things can get great results at times.

cheshire-gooner
Adrian Chiles to leave ITV

Footer 365

Dutch FA president Michael van Praag to challenge Sepp Blatter for FIFA top job

Dutch FA president Michael van Praag is to stand against Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency.

Scottish football: Charlie Telfer upbeat over Dundee United's cup chances this season

Charlie Telfer believes he could end his first season at Dundee United with at least one cup winner's medal.

Capital One Cup: Sheffield United boss Nigel Clough hopes to upset Tottenham

Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough is keen to cause another upset and beat Tottenham to the Capital One Cup final.

Mail Box

You're Man Utd, For Crying Out Loud!

Defending a 0-0 draw with Cambridge on the grounds that other teams lost to lower-league opposition is not befitting of Man United. We're inclined to agree with Mailboxers...

A Massive Mailbox On A Weekend Of Wonder

We unsurprisingly have plenty of mails on a wonderful FA Cup weekend, including thoughts on Palace, Van Gaal, Phil Jones, Chelsea, Mourinho and Yaya Toure...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company