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Which English Club Involved In Match Fixing?
Published : 04 Feb 2013 17:54:07
Europol have launched the "biggest-ever investigation into suspected match-fixing in Europe" in which 425 match officials, club officials, players and criminals are suspected of being involved.
An unnamed Champions League fixture in England is one of 380 matches across the continent investigators believe was fixed by an Asia-based crime syndicate, along with World Cup and European Championship qualifiers and "several top football matches in European leagues".
Rob Wainwright, director of Europol - the European Union's law enforcement agency, said at a press conference in The Hague: "This is the work of a suspected organised crime syndicate based in Asia and operated with criminal networks around Europe.
"It is clear to us this is the biggest-ever investigation into suspected match-fixing in Europe. It has yielded major results which we think have uncovered a big problem for the integrity of football in Europe.
"We have uncovered an extensive criminal network."
Source: Newcastle United Mad