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A British bookmaker promised any Israel player that scored the winner a £50k Mercedes but the Israeli FA won't let him accept it :(
 
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Not sure if people are getting mixed up on this thread but this is from yesterday.
And if it is correct, then surely it is corruption at a high level in some way or other ??? :confused:




Russian offers Croatia incentives for win

Mon 19 Nov, 05:56 PM

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian billionaire has offered incentives to Croatia for beating England in their final Euro 2008 Group E qualifier on Wednesday, a result that would give Russia a chance to reach the finals.

Spartak Moscow owner Leonid Fedun said he would donate four Mercedes cars to Croatia's best players if their team comes away with a win at Wembley.

Russia had been in the driving seat following last month's shock win over England in Moscow but lost the initiative after a 2-1 defeat by Israel in Tel Aviv on Saturday.

They must now beat Andorra and hope England lose to Croatia.

Not many in Russia, however, believe that already-qualified Croatia, who lost 2-0 to Macedonia in Skopje on Saturday after securing their passage to Euro finals, have the ability to beat England at Wembley.

Fedun said he simply wanted to boost Croatia's morale by offering their goalkeeper and the top three field players each a Mercedes. Croatia goalkeeper Stipe Pletikosa plays for Spartak.

"I'm doing this strictly as a fan," Fedun was quoted as saying by the Russian media.

"If we have even a small chance we must try to use it."

Israeli media reported that an English businessman had promised a Mercedes to the Israel player, who scored a winning goal against Russia.

However, the Israeli FA said Omer Golan, who struck the injury-time winner, would not be able to accept the gift because it was deemed to be "beyond the bounds of sportsmanship".

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SALFORD RED said:
Not sure if people are getting mixed up on this thread but this is from yesterday.
And if it is correct, then surely it is corruption at a high level in some way or other ??? :confused:




Russian offers Croatia incentives for win

Mon 19 Nov, 05:56 PM

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian billionaire has offered incentives to Croatia for beating England in their final Euro 2008 Group E qualifier on Wednesday, a result that would give Russia a chance to reach the finals.

Spartak Moscow owner Leonid Fedun said he would donate four Mercedes cars to Croatia's best players if their team comes away with a win at Wembley.

Russia had been in the driving seat following last month's shock win over England in Moscow but lost the initiative after a 2-1 defeat by Israel in Tel Aviv on Saturday.

They must now beat Andorra and hope England lose to Croatia.

Not many in Russia, however, believe that already-qualified Croatia, who lost 2-0 to Macedonia in Skopje on Saturday after securing their passage to Euro finals, have the ability to beat England at Wembley.

Fedun said he simply wanted to boost Croatia's morale by offering their goalkeeper and the top three field players each a Mercedes. Croatia goalkeeper Stipe Pletikosa plays for Spartak.

"I'm doing this strictly as a fan," Fedun was quoted as saying by the Russian media.

"If we have even a small chance we must try to use it."

Israeli media reported that an English businessman had promised a Mercedes to the Israel player, who scored a winning goal against Russia.

However, the Israeli FA said Omer Golan, who struck the injury-time winner, would not be able to accept the gift because it was deemed to be "beyond the bounds of sportsmanship".

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I heard about this but didn't actually see anything in writing so thanks for finding this.

I found it a bit of an odd gesture but it's not against the rules really if you think about it :eek:

It cannot improve their performance or sway the result in any way can it.

I could offer all the England players 150,000 pounds but it wont make them any better.......

What would be a bit suspect is when you start to ask teams to lose...

This is just some Russian idiot who is pee'd off they got beat, lmao.....

Obviously lore money than sense :D
 
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