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    Champions League tie played in England 'was fixed'

    Match-fixing: Champions League tie played in England 'was fixed'


    A Champions League tie played in England is one of 680 matches across the world investigators say was fixed.
    European police did not reveal the identity of the match they believe was corrupt in England.
    But Europol did say that they had uncovered an organised crime syndicate based in Asia that was co-ordinating the operation.
    Europol's investigation

    Inquiry started 18 months ago.
    Initially involved Germany, Finland and Hungary, before being extended to Slovenia and Austria.
    Ended up looking at 680 matches in 30 countries.
    13,000 emails were analysed.
    A total of 425 suspects were identified.
    50 people have been arrested.
    80 search warrants obtained.
    A number of criminal investigations now taking place.


    Some 425 match officials, club officials, players and criminals are suspected of being involved.
    At a news conference in The Hague, Netherlands, Europol claimed:
    • The fixed Champions League tie in England took place in the "last three or four years";
    • The identity of that match cannot be revealed due to "ongoing judicial proceedings";
    • Other "corrupt" matches included World Cup and European Championship qualifiers and "several top football matches in European leagues";
    • In Germany-based matches alone, criminals wagered 13.8m (16m euros) on rigged matches and made 6.9m in profits. Officials fear this is as the "tip of the iceberg";
    • In total 380 suspicious matches were in Europe and a further 300 in Africa, Asia and south and central America.
    More here.


    BBC Sport - Match-fixing: Champions League tie played in England 'was fixed'
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    The beautiful game's ugly underside was exposed on Monday as one of Europe's senior crime fighters revealed hundreds of games are under investigation in what he described as "a sad day for European football." Recent match-fixing scandals have centered on South Korea and South Africa, but Europol believes the highest levels of the game are now no longer safe with alleged corruption in two Champions League matches discovered, including one played in England, with 680 games in all being probed across the globe.
    "This is the work of a suspected organized crime syndicate based in Asia and operated with criminal networks around Europe," Rob Wainwright, director of European law enforcement agency Europol, told reporters, following its 18-month probe.
    "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."


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    I heard it was Singapore based

    but no link

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy
    I heard it was Singapore based
    I heard the same this morning on news. Singapore based but tied to crime syndicate from China. Singaporeans used because of their English language skills and ease of travel worldwide.

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    Ironic Singapore is involved being such a corruption free nation. Guess it's ok to export corruption but make sure you don't do it at home.

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