UEFA requires a functionary to prove allegations of bribery at Euro 2012

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UEFA demanded former Cypriot football functionary Spyros Marangosa substantiate his claim of bribery of Poland and Ukraine UEFA officials to obtain the right to host the finals of the European Championship in 2012.

Marangos, a former board member of Cyprus Football Association, in the past claimed that five senior officials of UEFA have received 11 million euros for their votes in favor of a joint proposal from Poland and Ukraine. Mediator, according to Marangosa, made famous Cypriot lawyer, whose name was not called.

UEFA, through its legal counsel again demanded that the said person (Marangosa) to submit to UEFA the evidence that, in his opinion, should confirm these allegations, the latest until October 27, “- said in a statement of the European Football Union. UEFA said that the case will move only if it receives “real evidence” of words Marangosa.

So far, to Marangosu repeatedly asked lawyers to provide UEFA with the requirement of proof of its allegations, but did not get clarification, the document says. If the former football functionary could not confirm his words, he could face a lawsuit for libel.

Officials from Poland and Ukraine rejected the accusations Marangosa. “This statement is three years old. If there was even a particle of truth, we would not have a championship,” – said the deputy prime minister for Euro-2012 Boris Kolesnikov According to Kolesnikov, Marangosa’s statements are nothing more than “internal clashes between the Cypriot football functionary.”

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