Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
CSKA President Pays Incentives to Other Clubs, and is Proud of It
Reuters UK, November 22nd, 2006 1:52PM

MOST READ


Apparently, paying teams off to play harder against your competitors is standard business in Russia. Earlier this week, CSKA Moscow president Yevgeny Giner openly admitted to paying incentives to other teams to play harder against his team's main rivals. "I don't see anything bad in it," Giner told reporters. "Many people say that such thing is incorrect. I don't think so. More than that, I could openly say how much would pay and also tell tax authorities where I get the money from." Even more curious than Giner's frank admission is the fact that technically, the practice of paying bonuses to other clubs isn't even illegal-although FIFA and UEFA both state that it's strongly frowned upon. For the presiding organizations of a sport so sensitive to match-fixing, it's curious to say the least that this type of behavior isn't given the same classification. CSKA, by the way, just clinched its second consecutive league title this weekend, but after Giner's comments, it would be surprising if there weren't some kind of match-fixing investigation. The Russian army club is also a member of this year's Champions League, where they are currently third in Group G, two points behind joint leaders Arsenal and Porto. Read the original story...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Scolari turns criticism back onto the critics    
Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari is shrugging off criticism of several players as tension and excitement ...
Qatar begins down-sizing World Cup plans    
Qatar plans to scale back plans for the World Cup it is scheduled to host in ...
German unions request leniency for late arrival during World Cup    
German union leaders want employers to show leniency towards their soccer-supporting workers by allowing them to ...
Sao Paulo stadium not ready for proper test game    
The Arena Corinthians that will host the opening game of the 2014 World Cup will not ...
Who's Who of coaches cited to take over for Moyes    
Well, perhaps David Moyes can take some solace from his firing by Manchester United in the ...
Reports: Ronaldo Fit for Bayern Clash     
Cristiano Ronaldo will be fit for Real Madrid's UEFA Champions League semifinal first leg against Bayern ...
Reports: Moyes Set to be Fired     
According to various reports in England and elsewhere, David Moyes looks set to lose his job ...
Guardiola: Bayern 'Looked Like a Small Side' Ahead of UCL Semi    
In an interview with the Spanish press, Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola opened up about the ...
Gerrard: I Had Given Up on Premier League Glory     
In an interview with the Telegraph published prior to Liverpool's 3-2 win at Norwich City on ...
Roma Reaches UCL After Lengthy Absence     
AS Roma on Saturday qualified for the UEFA Champions League for the first time since the ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives