Soccer

Piszczek, others sentenced for match-fixing in Poland

Eleven soccer players have been fined and given suspended prison sentences for their role in fixing a top-tier game during the 2005-06 season in Poland.

Eleven soccer players have been fined and given suspended prison sentences for their role in fixing a top-tier game during the 2005-06 season in Poland.

Among those punished Monday was Lukasz Piszczek, a midfielder who has appeared in 18 games for Poland and plays for the German club team Borussia Dortmund.

He drew a one-year prison term suspended for three years and was fined $33,000 for his involvement in bribing players from Cracovia Krakow. He was trying to help his then-team Zaglebie Lubin advance to the UEFA Cup.

The other players found guilty and a middleman all received suspended terms between one and two years.

Polish prosecutors investigating soccer corruption have charged more than 300 people since 2005.