More than 380 soccer matches fixed, say police

World Cup and European Championship qualifiers were among more than 380 professional soccer matches targeted by criminals trying to fix games to generate more than €8 million in profit.

4th February, 2013
The Guardian reported that a Champions League tie played in the UK is one of the 380 matches that investigators say was fixed.

World Cup and European Championship qualifiers were among more than 380 professional soccer matches targeted by criminals trying to fix games to generate more than €8 million in profit, Europol, the region’s law enforcement agency, said.

An 18-month investigation found 425 match officials, club executives, players and criminals in 15 countries worked to cheat, including during international games and Champions League matches, Europol said today in an e-mailed statement.

“Europol and its law enforcement partners are...

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