Deputy-head of Czech Football Association charged with corruption resigns

Roman Berbr announced on Monday that he will resign from his position as Deputy Chairman of the Czech Football Association. Mr. Berbr is one of 20 people that are facing charges by the Czech Police of corruption through rigging the results of football games in the lower-divisions of the Czech football league. He was arrested on Sunday.

The decision was announced after a special meeting of the Czech Football Association’s executive committee which ended in the dismissal of the members of the committee of referees, including its chairman and former Czech national team coach Jozef Chovanec, who allegedly used his position to rig the selections of referees.