Interpol deny investigation into Newcastle-Arsenal game
Published 07/02/2011 | 12:50
Interpol has this morning denied reports in the French media that it is investigating Newcastle’s 4-4 draw with Arsenal on suspicion of match-fixing.
A French television station reported at the weekend that German authorities had alerted senior Interpol officials after spotting suspicious betting patterns during Saturday’s game, which ended in a draw after Arsenal led 4-0 at half-time.
An Interpol spokeswoman said this morning that it does not conduct independent investigations and has not received any information or request for assistance in relation to the allegations.
“Interpol is not aware of any request for assistance and any investigation would be conducted by national authorities. Interpol’s general secretariat has not been asked to provide any assistance in relation to this matter,” said the spokeswoman.
The Premier League has not been notified of any investigation into the game at St James’s Park.