Olympiakos Piraeus President Suspect in Match-Fixing Scandal

    Super League and Olympiakos Piraeus President Vangelis Marinakis and Greek defender Avraam Papadopoulos  were identified by the Athens prosecutor on 24th June for their alleged involvement in match-fixing, as the list of those implicated in the scandal that has rocked Greek football grew.

    Marinakis, who took over the presidency of Olympiakos in July 2010 and was appointed Super League chief in August 2010, is accused of being involved in “simple collaboration with a criminal organisation whose members seek financial or other material benefit”, and “simple collaboration in corruption, altering the results (outcome) of matches.

    Papadopoulos, who plays for champions Olympiakos, was also included in the list along with another high profile player, Kostas Mendrinos, who is on the books of Aris Salonika.

    Greece Under-21 coach Giorgos Georgiadis, a former Greece international, has also been identified and faces the same category of accusations as Papadopoulos and Mendrinos.

    According to the authorities a total of 85 people are under investigation including players, team officials and businessmen.

    The Hellenic Football Federation (EPO) was not immediately available for comment with its general assembly in progress.




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