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Americans Abroad

/ 190 days ago

Botafogo's US owner makes Brasileirao match-fixing claims

The Brasileirão season concluded on Wednesday, but Botafogo owner John Textor is still fighting over match-fixing allegations. Palmeiras collected its 12th Brazilian Serie A title this week. The Big Green clinched the championship on the night by grabbing a point against Cruzeiro. The draw, mixed with losses by Atletico Mineiro and Flamengo, officially meant that […]

Cameroon

/ 260 days ago

Samuel Eto'o under police investigation for match fixing

Former Barcelona star Samuel Eto'o is currently being investigated by Cameroon police for match fixing. Following his retirement as a player, the striker was named president of the Cameroon Football Federation (Fecafoot) in 2021. According to a report by Camfoot, Eto'o allegedly used his power to manipulate matches in Cameroon's second-tiered division. L'Equipe reported this […]

Cameroon

/ 331 days ago

Barcelona legend Samuel Eto'o accused in match-fixing scandal

As a result of his decision to promote a club the from second Cameroonian division to the top league, troubling evidence about possible match-fixing conduct of Samuel Eto'o has come to light. The President of the Cameroon Football Federation (FECAFOOT) allegedly promised to promote the team by manipulating matches, as reported by French daily L'Equipe. […]

Brazil

/ 401 days ago

Colorado Rapids suspend midfielder in gambling probe

The Colorado Rapids have suspended attacking midfielder Max Alves due to the player's connection with sports gambling. The club avoided naming the player in their official statement released on Wednesday night. Nevertheless, sources at ESPN and Brazilian outlet O Globo have claimed that the player was certainly involved. “We are aware of the reports regarding […]

Brasileiro League

/ 423 days ago

Brasileirão games being investigated for match-fixing

Brazilian authorities announced at least six Brasileirão matches from last year are under investigation for match-fixing. Police officials recently raided homes of businessmen and players allegedly associated with the infractions. This widespread blitz reportedly involved defendants across 16 cities in six Brazilian states. Players in 11 games offered thousands of dollars The initial investigation back […]

Barcelona

/ 438 days ago

Barcelona faces ban from Champions League: Decision by June

UEFA will apparently take their time in investigating Barcelona's alleged payments to an ex-LaLiga referee executive. Europe's governing body of the sport is potentially looking to ban the Barcelona from the Champions League. However, the Daily Mail is reporting that the organization may not make an official ruling on the issue until June. Barca previously […]
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Leagues: MLS

/ 4141 days ago

Why MLS is Not Immune From Match Fixing

Joe Thomas is a (fictional) 23 year old defender who is in his second year playing in MLS.  He was drafted out of a local university in the second round.  He is from a blue collar family and his father was laid off his longtime manufacturing job four years ago; Joe would not have been […]

disciplinary action

/ 5376 days ago

UEFA Investigating Match Fixing

UEFA has confirmed that it plans to investigate 40 cases of suspected match-fixing in the Champions League and UEFA Cup. Most of the cases were from Eastern Europe and involved games in the early qualifying rounds of the tournaments, according to Peter Limacher, UEFA's head of disciplinary services. Last year, the number of games being […]

General

/ 5719 days ago

Two Premier League Matches Subject Of Match Fixing Investigation

Two Premier League matches are subject of a match fixing investigation by the London fraud unit, according to The Daily Telegraph. The games in question are a Premier League match from 2007 and a Premier League game from 2001. Both matches were accompanied by suspicious betting swings in the Asian betting market. The clubs featured […]

Derby County

/ 5721 days ago

FA Probe Norwich-Derby Match

     The Football Association has begun a probe into the Norwich-Derby match after unusal betting patterns occured at haftime of the match. Derby won the match 2-1. Norwich PM Norman Lamb has asked Sporting Secretary Andy Burnham to look into the allegations.  Derby County have said they will fully co-operate with the investigation. Derby Manager […]

disciplinary action

/ 5846 days ago

UEFA Reviewing FC Porto's Champions League Ban

UEFA have annulled an earlier decision to exclude Porto from next season's Champions League. Porto were initially expelled from Champions League play over alleged bribery of referees in the 2003-04 season. UEFA's appeals body decided to send the issue back for consideration to their Control and Disciplinary Body, effectively annulling the June 4 decision to […]

Porto Stripped of Champions League Berth

UEFA's Control and Disciplinary Body has stripped Portuguese champions Porto FC of their place in next season's Champions League over alleged bribery of referees during the 2003/04 season. UEFA cited Article 1.04 (d) of the 2008/09 UEFA Champions League regulations (available via this PDF) in their decision. The article states that to be eligible to […]