Everything indicates that the Polish U-21 national team could take part in the fixed match. According to the sport.tvp.pl portal, UEFA has initiated an investigation into the friendly match with Turkey (3:2).
In November, the Polish U-21 national team was on a training camp in Croatia, where it played two friendly matches. First, the charges of Michał Probierz lost to the hosts 1:2, and then they defeated Turkey 3:2. And it was around this second match, played exactly on November 21, that all the fuss broke out.
Asian bookmakers have approached UEFA, pointing to the increased interest in the “First Half 1.5” odds. In this case, money is paid out only when at least two goals are scored in the first half. And as much as 76,000 euros were bet on this event.
And what happened in the first half of the match between Poland and Turkey? The Poles were leading from the seventh minute thanks to Filip Szymczak’s goal and had an advantage, but the next goals were still not scored. In the very end, the Croatian referee Matej Bezelj awarded a penalty kick after a foul on Jan Bieganski. Szymczak approached the ball, but he made a mistake. Then the referee ordered a replay, although the video shows that it was wrong, because the goalkeeper kept to the line according to the rules. During the replay, the goal was scored, although Szymczak made a mistake again, but eventually Bartłomiej Kłudka put the ball in the net after the rebound.
UEFA launched an investigation into the matter in cooperation with the Croatian association. PZPN also participated in the collection of evidence. Everything indicates that both referee Bezelj and his assistants – Ivan Jakić, Robi Kezele and Amel Dizdarević may be in serious trouble. The whole thing should be settled in January.-
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