Europol launch major investigation

Europol launch major investigation

PA Sport
Published 02/04/2013 12:33 by PA Sport.

Europol have launched the "biggest-ever investigation into suspected match-fixing in Europe" in which 425 match officials, club officials, players, and criminals are suspected of being involved.

An unnamed Champions League fixture in England is one of 380 matches across the continent investigators believe was fixed by an Asia-based crime syndicate, along with World Cup and European Championship qualifiers and "several top football matches in European leagues".

Rob Wainwright, director of Europol - the European Union's law enforcement agency, said at a press conference in The Hague: "This is the work of a suspected organised crime syndicate based in Asia and operated with criminal networks around Europe."

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