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Czech police raid football federation, detain Miroslav Pelta

Police also raided the offices of Czech club Jablonec.

PRAGUE -- The Czech football federation says it has been raided by police and its chairman has been detained.

Federation spokesman Michal Jurman says "we can confirm that federation chairman, Mr. [Miroslav] Pelta, has been detained."

He says football officials cooperated with police but offered no details about the ongoing investigation.

Police also raided the offices of FK Jablonec, a provincial first-division club partly owned by Pelta.

Club spokesman Stepan Hanus confirmed the raid but gave no details. Police have not immediately commented.


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