The ice hockey Federation of Ukraine made official statement on the attempt of the organization of match-fixing at the world Championships in 2017.
Last week the “observer” published a sensational information: two hockey players of the national team of Ukraine Eduard Zakharchenko and Vladimir Varivoda in the home championship in first division tried to organize a score in the match with South Korea.
Have been published the receipts of the players, who promised to return 30 thousand dollars in the case, if the Ukrainian team will not lose to South Korea with a difference of at least two goals. In the main time of the game the match ended with the score 1:1, and in the penalty shootout, the Koreans won and for the first time made it to the elite division championship of the world.
Ukrainian center for forensic examination to the ice hockey Federation of Ukraine has carried out the identification of handwriting Zakharchenko and Varivode. The authenticity of the receipts of the two players of the national team was confirmed.
“We have not considered the match was “completed” or not. The mere fact of writing such receipts is a violation of ice hockey Federation of Ukraine and the International ice hockey Federation.
The Council of the Federation in accordance with its Charter, the Charter and the code of conduct for the International ice hockey Federation disqualified the players Eduard Zakharchenko and Vladimir Varivoda from participation in competitions subsequent transfer of appropriate materials to law enforcement, International ice hockey Federation and the Ministry of youth and sports of Ukraine”, – said the President of ice hockey Federation of Ukraine Anatoly Brezvin.
The international ice hockey Federation also conducts its own investigation on the scandal in the national team. The organization’s President Rene Fasel has initiated the creation of a special Commission.
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