German prosecutors investigating a match-fixing scandal in European football say that as many as 250 people are under suspsision, with about 270 games being probed. Matches played in Turkey, Germany and Switzerland comprise the majority of those under investigation. One hundred suspects have already been detained. Prosecutors have alleged that betting rings have made up to €7.5 million in profits from match-fixing activities. Read more: Sapa-DPA via Times Live
While we have your attention...
An increasingly rare commodity, quality independent journalism costs money - though not nearly as much as its absence.
Every article, every day, is our contribution to Defending Truth in South Africa. If you would like to join us on this mission, you could do much worse than support Daily Maverick's quest by becoming a Maverick Insider.
Click here to become a Maverick Insider and get a closer look at the Truth.
"We spend the first year of a child's life teaching it to walk and talk and the rest of its life to shut up and sit down. There's something wrong there." ~ Neil deGrasse Tyson