The Czech Football Association have called on the police’s organised
crime unit to investigate Czech third division club Mohelnice over
suspicions of match-fixing involving a betting mafia based in Asia, the
news website iDnes.cz reported.
A representative of the Moravia-based Mohelnice told Sport.cz that they had only heard about the move from the media but would cooperate with any investigation.
Suspicions centre on at least two games involving the club in the first half of this season. A Chinese company named Anping, which has faced similar accusations in Portugal and Ireland, entered the organisation last summer.
In football, Czech club Sparta Prague have announced a deal with English
club Newcastle United under which Slovak goalkeeper Martin Dúbravka will
leave on a free transfer to the end of the season.
A decision will then be made about his future. Sparta Prague will get Romanian keeper Florian Nita from Bucharest club FCSB under terms which have not been revealed.
In football, Slavia Prague have announced the appointment of Jindřich Trpišovský as its new manager. Trpišovský, who will replace the previous manager Jaroslav Šilhavý, has been the manager of Slovan Liberec. Under his leadership, the north Bohemian club twice qualified for the preliminary group stage of the Europa League
Arsenal football goalkeeper Petr Čech criticised his teammates suggesting
that many of the players weren’t fully prepared against Southampton, with
who they trailed from the third minute on Sunday.
The Gunners’ Giroud equalised late for the team to salvage a point.
Čech told Match of the Day that Arsenal “deserved to get a point for the second half performance” Express.co.uk reported. The London club is fifth in the Premier League standings.
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