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Europol uncovers evidence of match fixing

European police say they have uncovered evidence of football match-fixing on an unprecedented scale, both within Europe and beyond.

They have pinpointed hundreds of suspicious matches and say that more than 400 corrupt players and officials may have been involved.

After looking into games that include European Cup and World Cup qualifiers, the European Police Agency says match-fixing originates in organised crime syndicates in Asia.

The director of Europol, Rob Wainwright, says he believes criminals have made millions of euros.

Matt Slater reports.

  • 04 Feb 2013
  • From the section World
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