FIFA begins probe into alleged match-fixing
FIFA says it is investigating an international double-header played in neutral Turkey for match-fixing.sports Updated: Feb 15, 2011 00:33 IST
FIFA says it is investigating an international double-header played in neutral Turkey for match-fixing.
Suspicions of a betting scam were raised because all seven goals in the Estonia-Bulgaria and Latvia-Bolivia friendlies last week were scored from penalties.
FIFA says it has asked for match reports from each of the national federations. The probe is expected to focus on an agency which arranged the back-to-back games in Antalya, and the Hungarian match officials.
“Bolivia had other matches scheduled in Turkey -- against Finland on March 25 and Bulgaria four days later - but the programme organised by a private international company has been cancelled,” FBF manager Alberto Lozada told reporters.