Fenerbahce president arrested

03 July 2011 04:30

Fenerbahce have confirmed club president Aziz Yildirim was among a group of people arrested in Turkey on Sunday to face questioning over allegations of match-fixing.

Turkish media report that around 40 people, including officials and players from a number of clubs, have been detained following police raids across 15 cities.

The raids were part of an investigation into allegations of match-fixing in Turkish football last season.

In a message on their official website, Fenerbahce confirmed Yildirim was among those arrested.

The Turkish Football Federation also released a statement confirming the investigation and saying they were "closely monitoring the details".

Fenerbahce were crowned league champions last term, pipping Trabzonspor to the Super Lig title with a dramatic 4-3 win at Sivasspor on the final day.

Source: PA

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