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post #2621 of 4322 (permalink) Old 02-04-2013, 06:19 AM
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Match-fixing: Champions League tie played in England 'was fixed'

A Champions League tie played in England is one of 380 matches across Europe investigators say was fixed.

European police did not reveal the identity of the match they believe was corrupt in England. But Europol did say that they had uncovered an organised crime syndicate based in Asia that was co-ordinating the operation. Some 425 match officials, club officials, players and criminals are suspected of being involved.

At a news conference in The Hague, Netherlands, Europol claimed: The fixed Champions League tie in England took place in "last three or four years"; The identity of that match cannot be revealed due to "ongoing judicial proceedings"; Other "corrupt" matches included World Cup and European Championship qualifiers and "several top football matches in European leagues"; In Germany-based matches alone, criminals wagered £13.8m (16m euros) on rigged matches and made £6.9m in profits

Officials fear this is as the "tip of the iceberg". Rob Wainwright, director of Europol - the European Union's law enforcement agency, said: "This is the work of a suspected organised crime syndicate based in Asia and operated with criminal networks around Europe. "It is clear to us this is the biggest-ever investigation into suspected match-fixing in Europe. It has yielded major results which we think have uncovered a big problem for the integrity of football in Europe. "We have uncovered an extensive criminal network."

Europol, which has been investigating for 18 months, said suspected matches included World Cup and European Championship qualifiers, two Champions League ties and "several top football matches in European leagues". In addition to the £13.8m wagered on Germany-based matches, payments of £1.73m are thought to have been paid to those involved. The biggest payment to an individual was £121,000, according to investigators.

Europol believes a crime syndicate based in Asia was liaising with criminal networks throughout Europe. It believes match-fixing has taken place in 15 countries and 50 people have so far been arrested. Asked specifically about the allegations surrounding the Champions League tie held in England, Wainwright declined to identify the match because of "ongoing judicial proceedings".

However he did say it happened in the last three to four years, before adding: "The focus has been on other countries, not the United Kingdom. However we were surprised by the scale generally of the criminal enterprise and just how widespread it was. "It would be naive and complacent of those in the UK to think such a criminal conspiracy does not involved the English game and all the football in Europe."
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Match-fixing: Champions League tie played in England 'was fixed'

A Champions League tie played in England is one of 380 matches across Europe investigators say was fixed.

European police did not reveal the identity of the match they believe was corrupt in England. But Europol did say that they had uncovered an organised crime syndicate based in Asia that was co-ordinating the operation. Some 425 match officials, club officials, players and criminals are suspected of being involved.

At a news conference in The Hague, Netherlands, Europol claimed: The fixed Champions League tie in England took place in "last three or four years"; The identity of that match cannot be revealed due to "ongoing judicial proceedings"; Other "corrupt" matches included World Cup and European Championship qualifiers and "several top football matches in European leagues"; In Germany-based matches alone, criminals wagered £13.8m (16m euros) on rigged matches and made £6.9m in profits

Officials fear this is as the "tip of the iceberg". Rob Wainwright, director of Europol - the European Union's law enforcement agency, said: "This is the work of a suspected organised crime syndicate based in Asia and operated with criminal networks around Europe. "It is clear to us this is the biggest-ever investigation into suspected match-fixing in Europe. It has yielded major results which we think have uncovered a big problem for the integrity of football in Europe. "We have uncovered an extensive criminal network."

Europol, which has been investigating for 18 months, said suspected matches included World Cup and European Championship qualifiers, two Champions League ties and "several top football matches in European leagues". In addition to the £13.8m wagered on Germany-based matches, payments of £1.73m are thought to have been paid to those involved. The biggest payment to an individual was £121,000, according to investigators.

Europol believes a crime syndicate based in Asia was liaising with criminal networks throughout Europe. It believes match-fixing has taken place in 15 countries and 50 people have so far been arrested. Asked specifically about the allegations surrounding the Champions League tie held in England, Wainwright declined to identify the match because of "ongoing judicial proceedings".

However he did say it happened in the last three to four years, before adding: "The focus has been on other countries, not the United Kingdom. However we were surprised by the scale generally of the criminal enterprise and just how widespread it was. "It would be naive and complacent of those in the UK to think such a criminal conspiracy does not involved the English game and all the football in Europe."

Can't believe the likes of Chelsea, United or Arsenal would be involved, so I was trying to think what other games there were, and the Spurs v Young Boys jumped out at me.

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I always suspected match fixing would rear its ugly head in England one day, simply too much money in the game these days for there not to be, wonder what club was involved.....

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have dinamo played in england lately

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They played City a couple of seasons ago but that was in the Europa League

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Two games that stick out are Man U vs. Roma (7-1) and Liverpool vs. Besiktas (8-0)

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read on another forum that debrecen were questioned in regards to match fixing in 09-10. their group contained fiorentina, lyon and liverpool.

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Personally if it's anything, I think it was probably Chelsea vs. Barca. Weren't Chelsea denied about 5 penalties.
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It's definitely Juventus and the referee against us. For sure. Yep. Juve are at it again. Cheats, nothing but cheats

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Nope. None of them were penalties. If anything, penalties should have been given to Barcelona /bananas
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Two games that stick out are Man U vs. Roma (7-1) and Liverpool vs. Besiktas (8-0)
Both of those are longer ago than 3 or 4 years though.

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