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28 June 2017 04:03 (South Africa)

Soccer match-fixing scandal nets betting rings €7.5m

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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