Croatia’s Football Federation (HNS) head Davor Suker strongly denied Tuesday reports linking him to one of Europe’s biggest match-fixing scandals. “I was never in my life involved in any activity aimed at setting up or influencing the result of a football match,” Suker, also a member of UEFA’s executive committee, said in a statement. “Both HNS and myself are firmly committed to fight that horrible disease of match fixing.” Suker’s denial followed German media reports implicating him with Ante Sapina, a German of Croatian origin and the key figure in the 2009 scandal that rocked European football. According to German broadcaster ARB, German prosecutors from Bochum had evidence — consisting of text messages and intercepted phone conversations — that Suker was in contact with Sapina on several occasions in 2009. Sapina allegedly advised Suker on how to bet at least once in the Champions League and twice in the European League. In 2011, Sapina was sentenced to five-and-a-half years by […]