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Archives: match fixing

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

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Javier Aguirre has been sacked as Japan’s national team coach due to implications of the Mexican’s involvement in possible match-fixing while in charge of Real Zaragoza. The Japanese Football Federation (JFA) announced the termination of his contract earlier today. During the build-up to … Continue reading

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

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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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 … Continue reading

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

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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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 … Continue reading

Gattuso Investigation Is Another Sign Soccer Needs to Take Match Fixing More Seriously

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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The revelation that Gennaro Gattuso, the former AC Milan star, is being investigated for match fixing hit soccer like a ton of bricks yesterday. While match-fixing and scandals have become commonplace in Italian soccer, Gattuso would be perhaps the biggest … Continue reading

FC Porto accused of match fixing

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Portuguese champions FC Porto have been formally accused of fixing two domestic fixtures in the 2003-04 season. The games in question, against Estrela da Amadora and Beira Mar, came in the same year ex-Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho led Porto to … Continue reading