Maccabi Haifa players mob Wiyam Amasha 311.
(photo credit: Asaf Kliger)
Israel Football Association chairman Avi Luzon was questioned under caution by
police for eight hours at the Fraud Department in Yavne on Sunday in suspicion
of match-fixing and intervening in referee selection.
Luzon was first
quizzed on the matter on June 22 as part of a major investigation centering on
suspicions of match-fixing, which also saw numerous coaches and players being
interrogated by police.
Luzon, a former chairman of Maccabi Petah Tikva,
has been prohibited by police to speak to anyone probed in connection with the
“The IFA chairman was questioned by police today on the
same issue he was questioned on over six months ago,” the IFA wrote in a
“There is full cooperation with the police so that it can do
its job and complete it quickly. The IFA asks the police to do its checks
sensitively in order to prevent needless public damage, as a reputation is
something valuable and when it is damaged it is sometimes difficult to
In Premier League action on Sunday, Hapoel Ramat Hasharon rode its
luck to stun Maccabi Tel Aviv 1-0 at Bloomfield Stadium.
scored the winner in the 43rd minute, with Maccabi missing numerous chances to
equalize, including a penalty by Barak Itzhaki in the 54th.