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Interpol called in to investigate fixing claims

Jérôme Valcke has asked Interpol to look into the claims made by Lord Triesman of a plot by Russia and Spain to bribe referees at the 2010 World Cup.

sports Updated: May 21, 2010 23:59 IST

Jérôme Valcke has asked Interpol to look into the claims made by Lord Triesman of a plot by Russia and Spain to bribe referees at the 2010 World Cup.

Valcke, Fifa's general secretary, said that Triesman's comments, which caused his resignation from England's 2018 World Cup bid, were "regrettable" and "sad" but added that Fifa had a duty to investigate.

"We will go through everything that [Triesman] has said, to see if there is any truth in his words," Valcke told the Daily Telegraph. "The ethics committee must find out if there any grounds to these allegations, to investigate what he said about Russia, Spain and match-fixing. We will study it both in content and form."