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Saturday 23 September 2017

Garda and FAI investigations launched into alleged match-fixing at League of Ireland friendly match

30 June 2017; A Bray Wanderers flag during the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division match between Bray Wanderers and Dundalk at the Carlisle Grounds in Bray, Co Wicklow. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile
30 June 2017; A Bray Wanderers flag during the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division match between Bray Wanderers and Dundalk at the Carlisle Grounds in Bray, Co Wicklow. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

The FAI has announced that they have opened an investigation into alleged match-fixing in a friendly between Bray Wanderers and Waterford FC last Friday at the Carlisle Grounds.

Athlone Town players Igors Labuts and Dragos Sfrijan were given 12-month bans last week for breaching three FAI rules, including one regarding match manipulation, with the association now launching another probe after receiving a complaint into last week's game.

"The Football Association of Ireland has launched an investigation into alleged match-fixing surrounding the friendly match between Bray Wanderers FC and Waterford FC on Friday, September 8 at the Carlisle Grounds.

"Upon receipt of a complaint the FAI notified An Garda Siochanna and the Association has now launched an investigation into alleged breaches of FAI Rules.

"The FAI has a zero tolerance policy to match-fixing."

Bray Wanderers have since released a statement responding to the investigation.

"Bray Wanderers FC wish to acknowledge that they are aware of an investigation by An Garda Siochana into a recent fixture involving the Club.

"We are cooperating fully and will be making no further comment until the investigation is completed and we have been presented with the findings."

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