Czech top division club punished for bribery

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PRAGUE (AP) -- The top-division Czech soccer team Olomouc has been fined more than $235,350 and stripped of points for match-fixing.

The Czech soccer federation ruled Thursday that Olomouc will have nine points deducted from the standings for paying a bribe. Olomouc goalkeeper Petr Drobisz was fined $11,750 and banned from soccer for 18 months for giving $17,650 to Bohemians Prague players to lose a game at the end of the 2008-09 season.

Olomouc won the game 3-0 and qualified for European competition. The team denies any wrongdoing and says it will appeal.

Separately, Drobisz and two former Bohemians players -- Miroslav Obermajer and David Zoubek -- were charged with bribery and face trials.