3 Hap Beersheba players accused of taking bribes

Three Hapoel Beersheba soccer team players have been arrested on suspicion they were offered bribes to throw a National League game against Hapoel Ra'anana, police said on Friday. Police spokeswoman Liat Nidam had no further details. But Ynet identified the three as Yehiel Tsagai, Evyatar Iluz and Miki Atiya. The suspects told police that gangsters offered them bribes to throw Saturday's game because of the sports lottery's big NIS 40 million purse.