Senior EPO officials to stand trial for financial felonies

TAGS: Soccer

The president of the Hellenic Football Federation (EPO), Giorgos Girtzikis, and five other soccer officials will stand trial for financial felonies, according to local media reports Tuesday.

A prosecutor recommended Tuesday that the EPO strongman should be held accountable for financial losses incurred by the federation, amounting to around 29 million euros, which it paid out to a company as part of a deal to issue compulsory health cards to professional soccer players which was never fully implemented according to plan.