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Spain probe into new fixing claim

sports Updated: Jul 12, 2013 01:28 IST

The Spanish league has opened an investigation into a second-division match between Racing Santander and Hercules for possible match-fixing.

League spokesman Juan Carlos Santamaria said that the league is examining Racing’s 3-0 home win over Hercules on June 8. Racing denied any wrongdoing, while Hercules refused to comment.

This probe comes while state prosecutors continue to look into an alleged match-fix between top-division’s Levante and Deportivo in April.

Santamaria said the investigation into the Racing-Hercules game was launched after a report from a bookmaker that “warned there had been suspicious bets” placed on the game.

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