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Match Fixing Club Named!
Published : 05 Feb 2013 12:49:40
We reported yesterday that an English club was under investigation for "match fixing".
After Bruce Grobbelaar was investigated when Andy Cole scored a hat-trick for Newcastle in the 3-0 win at St James' Park ... the Reds are again involved in a "dodgy" match ... but the finger of blame is NOT pointed at them..
Liverpool say they have had no contact from Europol or any other body in connection with match-fixing allegations surrounding their 2009 Champions League match against Debrecen.
The European law enforcement agency said one Champions League match played in England is under investigation.
According to Danish newspaper Ekstra Bladet, Europol is looking at Hungarian side Debrecen who lost 1-0 to Liverpool at Anfield in 2009.
There is no suggestion that anyone at Liverpool was involved in any wrongdoing.
Vukasin Poleksic, the Debrecen goalkeeper that night, was banned for two years in 2010 by UEFA for failing to report match-fixing activities involving a different game.
A Liverpool spokesman said: "We have had no contact from Europol or any other organisation over this."
Europol has not revealed which Champions League match in England is under investigation but that it took place "in the last three to four years" and is one of 380 games being studied.
However it emerged also on Monday that neither the Football Association nor UEFA were aware of any such probe.
A spokesman for the FA said: "The FA are not aware of any credible reports into suspicious Champions League fixtures in England, nor has any information been shared with us.
"While the Champions League comes under UEFA jurisdiction, the FA, alongside the Premier League, Football League and Conference, monitor markets for the top seven leagues and three major cup competitions in England and take matters of integrity in football extremely seriously."
Source: Newcastle United Mad