Saturday 24 February 2018

Scandals that rocked sport across the globe

Slovakia:

Two players from FC Nitra were arrested for alleged involvement in fixing.

Australia:

Six Melbourne Southern Stars players arrested this year for alleged match-fixing.

Hungary:

Notorious fixer Wilson Raj Perumal in custody as part of a probe into games fixed domestically and across Europe. It is claimed that Debrecen's Champions League games with Liverpool and Fiorentina were fixed.

Austria:

Footballer Dominique Taboga arrested yesterday for alleged attempt to fix top-flight games.

Italy:

In 2006, Juventus, Lazio and Fiorentina were relegated over match-fixing and Milan and Reggina docked points.

England:

Three players arrested for allegedly fixing non-league games.

El Salvador:

Fourteen players banned for life for fixing internationals.

Germany:

A long-running investigation claims there was 319 suspected cases of fixing and 425 suspects.

Croatia:

Former U21 international Mario Cizmek was convicted of helping fix top-flight games.

Greece:

Claims that games in the top two leagues were fixed.

South Korea:

More than 70 charged with fixing games in K-League.

Turkey:

Fenerbache chairman jailed for match-fixing last year.

Ukraine:

A Moldovan player was banned for trying to help fix a Ukrainian league game in 2007/8.

Belgium:

Next year, 31 people will go on trial accused of fixing top-flight games. from 2004 to 2006.

Canada:

Alleged fixers' links to Canadian lower-league games.

Singapore:

Fourteen people arrested as part of alleged match-fixing ring.

Spain:

Spanish league president claimed that "eight or nine" games are fixed each season.

China:

Shanghai Shenhua stripped of 2003 league title for fixing.

Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia and Bolivia:

Played in two friendlies in 2011 in which all seven goals were penalties. Unknown to the teams, the games were set up by a match-fixing ring, which bribed the match officials, who have since been banned.

Brazil:

In 2011, two referees were found to have helped fix 11 league games during the 2005 season.

Irish Independent

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