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Piszczek suspended from international play

Piszczek suspended from international play

WARSAW, Poland. Aug 3 (PSN) – Łukasz Piszczek in an official statement said that over the next six months he will not participate with the Polish national team.

PiszczekDue to this news, the Polish defender will miss out on important pre-tournament preparation and even likely miss out on the UEFA EURO 2012.

This news is associated with the recent decision of the Department of Discipline within the Polish Football Association (PZPN), which had suspended him for six months in connection with participation in a corruption affair.

The Borussia Dortmund player does not intend to appeal against this decision.

Piszczek is one of the players who were punished in connection with the match fixing between Zagłębie Lubin and Cracovia Kraków in 2006. The player was also sentenced by the District Court of Wrocław a year suspension in prison for three years and a hundred thousand fine.

“This is my decision, which I will have to stand by it. I have decided that from now until the end of my penalty, that I will not join in any part with the Polish national team. If coach Smuda still wants me on the team after my suspension, than I am under his disposition. That is all I have to say on this matter and please respect my decision.” said Piszczek in an official statement to the press.

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