Turkey's football federation clears teams on match-fixing scandal

According to the statement published on TFF's internet site, 16 Turkish teams have been cleared over involvement in an alleged match-fixing scandal, two vice presidents of the Fenerbahce and eight players have been banned from football.

Turkey's football federation clears teams on match-fixing scandal

Turkey's Football Federation (TFF) released its decision on match-fixing scandal on Sunday.      

According to the statement published on TFF's internet site, 16 Turkish teams have been cleared over involvement in an alleged match-fixing scandal. The TFF stated that there was no reason to punish any of the clubs.      

Two vice presidents of the Fenerbahce football club have been banned for up to three years.      

Eight players have been also forbidden playing football for up to three years.      

Well-known teams in Turkey such as Besiktas, Fenerbahce, Galatasaray and Trabzonspor have not received any penalty, as well as Fenerbahce's President Aziz Yildirim who has been in jail under an ongoing trial for being the head of a criminal organization since last year.      

The TFF barred Fenerbahce last August from competing in the Champions League over the match-fixing scandal.      

In the summer of 2011, Turkish police began a probe into 19 football matches of being fixed, by the middle of the July more than 60 individuals had been arrested, including club managers and Turkish international players. UEFA had confirmed that they were monitoring the situation in Turkey.

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Güncelleme Tarihi: 07 Mayıs 2012, 15:05

Muhammed Öylek

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