The Disciplinary Committee of the Georgian Football Federation assembled to discuss the accidents that occurred at the last round of the national championship and to take a decision on offensive statement made by the chief coach of the FC Dynamo Tbilisi, Alex Garcia.
Garcia said the first goal followed the `astonishing` penalty kick. The coaches are training sportsmen to play against the rivals not against the referees. I though I was dealing with serious people. What the side referee made today, it is the mockery of footballers and nothing else. If the problem is that the coach of the club is a foreigner, they should tell me and I will go home. Let the footballers play and do their business seriously,` chief coach said.
For these words the club was fined and the coach was warned for his offensive comments.
Whole composition of the FC Dynamo Tbilisi, which won the Cup Winners` Cup in 1981, have been decorated with the titles of Knights of Sports on the 30th anniversary of the greatest victory that ever happened in the history of Georgian football.
Football club Zestaponi refuses to pay the 7 thousand GEL fine imposed to the FC by the executive commission of the Georgian Football Federation. The president of the club has already appealed the commission decision at the appeals council of the GFF to change the decision.
A new scandal has been unveiled in football - FIFA president Joseph Blatter has replied to the bribery allegations voiced by the England`s Football Federation, David Treisman. Lord Treisman after the agreement signed by FIFA and Interpol aiming at fighting corruption in football.
The decision of the executive committee of the Georgian Football Federation will be sent to UEFA today. Georgian side has been holding intensive consultations with the international football governing body up to now.
Five Georgian footballers - Giga Bechvaia, Roin Oniani, Levan Virtagava, Spartak Gogia and Kakhaber Kirtadze, have been disqualified for life due to their involvement in the match-fixing scandal during the National Championship.
FIFA has announced a 20 million dollar plan to crack down on match fixing and illegal betting working alongside Interpol. The money will be go on a 10-year anti-corruption program and will educate players, referees and officials.