UEFA says Czech FA cannot leave corruption allegations to police

The governing body of European soccer, UEFA, has reacted to a decision by the Czech Football Association to leave all investigations of alleged corruption to the Czech police. In a letter the Czech FA is reported to have received a week ago, UEFA said football disciplinary proceedings cannot be dependent on results produced by bodies active in criminal proceedings. However, the chairman of the Czech FA, Miroslav Pelta, said on Thursday that his organisation and UEFA were in accord on the matter, which had already been dealt with.

Author: Ian Willoughby