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AFP

FIFA orders SAfrica to replay Senegal WC qualifier

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Paris (AFP) – FIFA on Wednesday ordered a World Cup qualifier between South Africa and Senegal to be replayed after the referee was banned for match fixing.

The November 2016 tie, which will be restaged in November, was won by South Africa 2-1 after Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey awarded them a controversial penalty.

Forest bought by controversial Greek Marinakis

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London (AFP) – Greek shipping magnate Evangelos Marinakis who is accused of match-fixing in Greece where he is the owner of giants Olympiakos bought two-time European Cup winners Nottingham Forest on Thursday.

The 49-year-old - who heads up a consortium with compatriot Socrates Kominakis - has also been accused in the past of being involved in the bombing of a bakery owned by a referee although no action was taken.

Forest bought by controversial Greek Marinakis

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London (AFP) – Greek shipping magnate Evangelos Marinakis who is accused of match-fixing in Greece where he is the owner of giants Olympiakos bought two-time European Cup winners Nottingham Forest on Thursday.

The 49-year-old - who heads up a consortium with compatriot Socrates Kominakis - has also been accused in the past of being involved in the bombing of a bakery owned by a referee although no action was taken.

Sweden postpones football game after match fixing attempt 

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Stockholm (AFP) – The Swedish Football Federation postponed Thursday’s top-flight game between Gothenburg and AIK following a match-fixing attempt.

“This is a very serious attack against Swedish football and we will never, never accept this,” Hakan Sjostrand, secretary general of the federation, said in a statement.

Sweden postpones football game after match fixing attempt 

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Stockholm (AFP) – The Swedish Football Federation postponed Thursday’s top-flight game between Gothenburg and AIK following a match-fixing attempt.

“This is a very serious attack against Swedish football and we will never, never accept this,” Hakan Sjostrand, secretary general of the federation, said in a statement.

Match-fixing threatens Spain’s forgotten lower leagues

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Barcelona (AFP) – The shocking testimony of previously unheard of Mauritian forward Cheikh Saad rocked Spanish football this week with fears that match-fixing is running wild in the country’s lower divisions.

“Sport’s big problem is not doping, but the fixing of matches linked to illegal betting patterns,” says Jose Luis Perez Trivino, a legal expert on the subject and president of the Spanish association for quality ethics in sport.

Match-fixing threatens Spain’s forgotten lower leagues

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Barcelona (AFP) – The shocking testimony of previously unheard of Mauritian forward Cheikh Saad rocked Spanish football this week with fears that match-fixing is running wild in the country’s lower divisions.

“Sport’s big problem is not doping, but the fixing of matches linked to illegal betting patterns,” says Jose Luis Perez Trivino, a legal expert on the subject and president of the Spanish association for quality ethics in sport.

Asian football champs Jeonbuk to appeal AFC ban

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Seoul (AFP) Disgraced Asian title-holders Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors will appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sports after being banned from this year's AFC Champions League over a domestic match-fixing scandal, the club said Thursday.

"We have decided to appeal the case to the CAS to justify our participation," Jeonbuk said in an emailed statement.

Asian football champs Jeonbuk to appeal AFC ban

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Seoul (AFP) Disgraced Asian title-holders Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors will appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sports after being banned from this year's AFC Champions League over a domestic match-fixing scandal, the club said Thursday.

"We have decided to appeal the case to the CAS to justify our participation," Jeonbuk said in an emailed statement.

Asian champs Jeonbuk to appeal AFC ban

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Seoul (AFP) Disgraced Asian title-holders Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors will appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sports after being banned from this year's AFC Champions League over a domestic match-fixing scandal, reports said Thursday.

"We have decided to appeal the case to the CAS to justify our participation," Jeonbuk were cited as saying by South Korea's mass-selling Chosun Ilbo newspaper.

Hong Kong arrests footballers, bookmaker over match fixing

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Hong Kong (AFP) Five professional footballers and a suspected bookmaker have been arrested over alleged match fixing in Hong Kong's football league, the city's anti-corruption watchdog said Thursday.

Local media reported the five footballers played for Hong Kong Pegasus, a strong team in contention for the title, which unexpectedly lost a match last week against a Chinese Super League team made up mostly of youth players.

Hong Kong arrests footballers, bookmaker over match fixing

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Hong Kong (AFP) Five professional footballers and a suspected bookmaker have been arrested over alleged match fixing in Hong Kong's football league, the city's anti-corruption watchdog said Thursday.

Local media reported the five footballers played for Hong Kong Pegasus, a strong team in contention for the title, which unexpectedly lost a match last week against a Chinese Super League team made up mostly of youth players.

UEFA

Matchfixing a vital battle to win: UEFA integrity chief

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Combating match-fixing in football is absolutely crucial for the integrity of the sport, says Emilio Garcia UEFA's head of disciplinary and integrity matters.

However, he concedes that it is not an easy task with the mafia behind a lot of corruption.

Garcia, who was speaking at the SoccerEx Global Football Convention, said it was crucial to get local authorities in different countries on board.

Matchfixing a vital battle to win: UEFA integrity chief

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Combating match-fixing in football is absolutely crucial for the integrity of the sport, says Emilio Garcia UEFA's head of disciplinary and integrity matters.

However, he concedes that it is not an easy task with the mafia behind a lot of corruption.

Garcia, who was speaking at the SoccerEx Global Football Convention, said it was crucial to get local authorities in different countries on board.

Antonio Conte

Match-fixing trial won’t stop Antonio Conte managing Chelsea next season

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Chelsea's appointment of Antonio Conte as their new manager appeared a little risky given that the Italy coach has a match-fixing trial hanging...

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Chelsea’s Antonio Conte faces 6-month prison suspension for match fixing

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An Italian court on Tuesday called for incoming Chelsea manager Antonio Conte to receive a six-month suspended prison sentence over match-fixing allegations.

The current Italy manager, who will take over Chelsea after Euro 2016, is accused of sporting fraud.

The "Calcioscommesse" (football-betting) probe maintains that the 46-year-old former Juventus boss failed to expose an alleged rigged second-division match in May 2011.

Chelsea’s Antonio Conte faces 6-month prison suspension for match fixing

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An Italian court on Tuesday called for incoming Chelsea manager Antonio Conte to receive a six-month suspended prison sentence over match-fixing allegations.

The current Italy manager, who will take over Chelsea after Euro 2016, is accused of sporting fraud.

The "Calcioscommesse" (football-betting) probe maintains that the 46-year-old former Juventus boss failed to expose an alleged rigged second-division match in May 2011.

Dan Tan

Notorious Singaporean match-fixer arrested just over one week after release from prison

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A Singaporean accused of leading the world's largest soccer match-fixing syndicate was rearrested in the city-state Tuesday about a week after he was freed by the country's highest court, local media reported.

Businessman Dan Tan, who was arrested in Sept. 2013 but never tried, was released on Nov.

Notorious Singaporean match-fixer arrested just over one week after release from prison

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A Singaporean accused of leading the world's largest soccer match-fixing syndicate was rearrested in the city-state Tuesday about a week after he was freed by the country's highest court, local media reported.

Businessman Dan Tan, who was arrested in Sept. 2013 but never tried, was released on Nov.

Alleged global soccer match-fixer freed in Singapore

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A Singaporean accused of leading the world's largest football match-fixing syndicate was freed on Wednesday after a surprise court ruling seen as a blow to efforts to rid global sport of corruption.

Businessman Dan Tan, who was arrested in September 2013 but never tried, was released after the Court of Appeal ruled that it was "unlawful" to keep him detained because he did not pose a danger to public safety in Singapore.

Alleged global soccer match-fixer freed in Singapore

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A Singaporean accused of leading the world's largest football match-fixing syndicate was freed on Wednesday after a surprise court ruling seen as a blow to efforts to rid global sport of corruption.

Businessman Dan Tan, who was arrested in September 2013 but never tried, was released after the Court of Appeal ruled that it was "unlawful" to keep him detained because he did not pose a danger to public safety in Singapore.

FIFA

The worrying part about FIFA corruption

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Every football fan in the World has suspected (if not outright known) that there was something fishy in FIFA: they organize tournaments that turn out to be great because of the fans and the players, but they obviously care little about fans and players, which is why fans and players care little about FIFA.

Former EPFL Chief Executive Claims A Professional Club Is Run By ‘Criminals’

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Speaking at the Soccerex Global Convention in Manchester, Emanuel Medeiros claimed that a professional football club in Europe is being run by "criminals"; Medeiros is the former chief executive of the European Professional Football Leagues (EPFL).

"I believe there is a professional club in a professional league in Europe that is being run by criminals.

Javier Aguirre

Japan fire coach Javier Aguirre due to Spanish match-fixing implications

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Javier Aguirre has been sackedas Japan's national team coach due toimplications of the Mexican's involvement in possible match-fixing while in charge of Real Zaragoza. The Japanese Football Federation (JFA) announced the terminationof his contract earlier today.

During the build-up to the Asian Cup, Aguirre was cited as part of the Levante-Zaragosa match-fixing case which stems from the 2010-11 season.

Japan fire coach Javier Aguirre due to Spanish match-fixing implications

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Javier Aguirre has been sackedas Japan's national team coach due toimplications of the Mexican's involvement in possible match-fixing while in charge of Real Zaragoza. The Japanese Football Federation (JFA) announced the terminationof his contract earlier today.

During the build-up to the Asian Cup, Aguirre was cited as part of the Levante-Zaragosa match-fixing case which stems from the 2010-11 season.

Liga – Manchester United’s Ander Herrera named in Spanish match-fixing case – Yahoo Eurosport UK

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Japan coach Javier Aguirre, Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera, Atletico Madrid captain Gabi and 38 others have been named in an alleged case of matchfixing involving a La Liga match in the 2010-11 season.

via Liga Manchester United's Ander Herrera named in Spanish match-fixing case Yahoo Eurosport UK.

Spain

Arsenal youngster faces ban for alleged match-fixing

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Arsenal youngster Wellington Silva is facing a possible match-fixing ban if claims of a rigged game in Spain are proven in court. The 21-year-old...

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Ander Herrera And Jefferson Montero Named In Spanish Match-Fixing Probe

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Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera and Swansea City winger Jefferson Montero are among forty-one players, coaches and directors named in a match-fixing probe in Spain.

The prosecutor's office alleges that 965,000 euros (£766,000) was paid in cash by then Real Zaragoza coach Javier Aguirre and nine of his players with their club's consent to the Levante players ahead of their La Liga game during the 2010-11 season.

Ander Herrera And Jefferson Montero Named In Spanish Match-Fixing Probe

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Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera and Swansea City winger Jefferson Montero are among forty-one players, coaches and directors named in a match-fixing probe in Spain.

The prosecutor's office alleges that 965,000 euros (£766,000) was paid in cash by then Real Zaragoza coach Javier Aguirre and nine of his players with their club's consent to the Levante players ahead of their La Liga game during the 2010-11 season.

Man Utd’s Ander Herrera denies match-fixing allegations

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Man Utd’s Ander Herrera faces jail over alleged match-fixing

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Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera could face jail after being named in an alleged case of match-fixing by Spain's anti-corruption...

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Videos

Nigerian Actual Own Goal v Scotland Also Investigated

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Nigeria's 2-2 draw with Scotland at Craven Cottage last night is getting lot's of unwelcomed attention following some un-usual betting patterns ahead of kick-off and a full blown match-fixing investigation is now ongoing!

Austin Ejide's own goal may have been disallowed but Egwuekwe's own goal counted and both are been investigated although the scorer may escape the investigation the two player's one of which passed the ball across his own goal and the other lashing a diagonal ball across the pitch both of which are no-no's in football circles may not be so lucky?

Nigerian Keeper Investigated for Match-Fixing Following Howler v Scotland

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Apparently before a ball was even kicked in last nights friendly between Nigeria and Scotland there was suspicions of match-fixing and FIFA were alerted to the fact by concerned bookies no doubt.

And following this howler by Nigeria keeper Austin Ejide where he goes to catch the ball before what many believe throwing it into his own net to give Scotland a 2-0 lead.

The Rest

Rayo Vallecano deny match-fixing amid La Liga probe

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Madrid (AFP) Players of La Liga strugglers Rayo Vallecano vehemently denied any wrongdoing on Friday amid an investigation from the Spanish league into suspicious betting patterns before their 2-1 defeat to Real Sociedad last weekend.

Rayo now need to win against Levante on Sunday and hope other results go their way to avoid relegation.

Former Kedah Striker Guilty Of Match Fixing

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Former Kedah striker Thanasegar S. Sinnaiah yesterday pleaded guilty to fixing a Malaysian Super League football match between Singaporean team Lions XII and Sarawak FA two years ago.
English daily The Straits Times reported that Sinnaiah was yesterday convicted in Singapore on four of the eight charges he was slapped with.

The Match Fixing Curse

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The Asian Football Confederation says it has a zero policy towards match fixing. It is apparently examining allegations from the recent Asian Games that were held in 2014 and responded to a Vietnamese club that were expelled from their domestic tournament by allowing them to carry on in the AFC Cup.

Has the AFC taken a position on the recent non-game between PSS and PSIS; you know the one, ended with five own goals?

Politics, Corruption and the Decline of Lithuanian Football By...

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Politics, Corruption and the Decline of Lithuanian Football

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"Eversheds Saladžius, in cooperation with the Lithuania Football Federation, applied to the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania in order to initiate the consideration of the issue of supplement of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Lithuania.

Football Vine: Nigeria Goalkeeper Azubuike Egwuekwe Scores Very Odd OG Against Scotland

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By Alan Duffy

In the days leading up to Wednesday night's friendly between Nigeria and Scotland at Craven Cottage, an investigation was launched into potential match fixing related to this game and reported to involve the Asian betting market.

The National Crime Agency, who were reported to be investigating the potetnial case, refused to confirm the reports and the game went ahead as normal.