An investigation into football-related corruption in the Czech Republic has concluded with authorities filing charges against a total of 25 individuals for offences that took place in 2013.

Detectives of the Unit for Combating Corruption and Financial Crime Investigation (ÚOKFK) have charged five individuals with bribery, with a further twenty charged with the offence of taking bribes. All of the accused are either football officials, club delegates or referees.

The investigation was focused on claims of match-fixing in lower-league matches in the Středočeský administrative region, which includes the country’s capital Prague, between May and November 2013.

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