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New verdict in match-fixing case of Karabatic brothers

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New verdict in match-fixing case of Karabatic brothers
Ibolya Szekeres

In 2012, Nikola and Luka Karabatic played for Montpellier. Surprisingly Montpellier lost a match on the French League against a weaker team, Cesson-Rennes. The difference was unusually big for the opponent, and the famous brothers were accused of betting fraud (match-fixing).

Previously, Nikola and Luka Karabatic have received a fine of 10,000 euros and two months conditional prison, but now they received further punishments: Nikola Karabatic gets six games suspension, while Luka Karabatic gets two.

The Disciplinary Committee of the French Handball Federation pronounces the sentence:

“They are both known guilty of conduct that does not comply with the principles and ethical rules of the handball”

According to several media, the brothers are released cheaply, as they risked two-year suspension from all handball – including an exclusion from the French national team. The newly measured suspension can even be reduced by two matches, if they choose to perform twenty-hour community service. In addition, the suspension does not affect the coming final round.

Nikola and Luka Karabatic can appeal the verdict within 7 days.

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2 Comments

  1. Lochte

    November 14, 2017 at 14:03

    Quarantine?! 😛 What kind of English is that? Is match-fixing contagious or whaaat?! Ever heard the word suspension or ban?!

    And at one place your write his name as Luca and then later as Luka. Ever read through what popped out of your mind?!

    Jeez, that’s what I call quality journalism…

  2. Bjørn Kenneth Muggerud

    November 14, 2017 at 14:46

    Thank you very much for your correction! We’ve now updated the article after your feedback.

    Our writers doesn’t have English as their mother language. But, we strive to deliver understandable articles in english with so few mistakes possible.

    If you want to contribute on our site you’re more than welcome to contact me.

    Best regards
    Bjørn Kenneth Muggerud – bkm@timeoutmag.com
    Editor in chief

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Ibolya Szekeres

Hungarian living in Norway with a great passion for handball, primarly women handball. Travels all over the world to follow handball matches and tournaments and to write good articles on this website.

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