Local football officials

Three former local football officials allegedly took bribes to influence refereeing in First Division matches.

The Croatian football federation former vice-president and former referee, Mr Zeljko Siric, and a member of HNS refereeing commission, Mr Stjepan Djedovic, are accused of accepting Euro30,000 in bribes from a Hajduk Split official in return for enabling “correct refereeing” of the club’s matches.

Former Karlovac club official, Mr Neven Spajcer, is also accused of making a Euro15,000 deal with Mr Siric.

Should the officials be found guilty they could face up to five years imprisonment.