20 Jun 2011

German Court Sentences Croat for Fixing Soccer Matches

Ante Sapina (pictured here), a German-Croat, was sentenced to 5 1/2 years of prison for fixing soccer matches throughout Europe, from lower division domestic leagues all the way to the Champions League and even World Cup Qualifying matches. Together with an accomplice, Marijo Cvrtak, Mr. Sapina amassed one of the largest soccer-fixing enterprises in recent history.

Messers. Sapin and Cvrtak bribed referees, individual players, and even entire teams in order to get the results that they desired, calling into question many results in European soccer over the past few years.

For more information, please see articles by Deutsche Welle (in English) and Taiwannews.com.

Please note that the photo of Mr. Sapina comes courtesy of Deutsche Welle.