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Tag Archives: Match Fixing

Brazil- Match fixing on the rise in lower division football

Ten games were flagged up over suspected match fixing in 2022 in the under 20’s division of The Campeonato Gaúcho Segunda Divisão. Commonly known as Campeonato Gaúcho Série B it is the third-highest professional football league in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul. According to local media, the matches were considered to be suspicious due to the unusually high betting…

Sweden – Swedish FA slams regulator for failing to ban Division 2 betting

The Swedish Football Association (SvFF) has slammed Spelinspektionen; the national regulatory body, for not stopping licenced operators from offering betting on its second division following a match fixing scandal. The SvFF said once it had received evidence of match-fixing in 13 games in Division 2 Södra Svealand, it advised Spelinspektionen to ban betting on the…

Spain – Investigation into match fixing continues with 21 more arrests

Twenty-one people have been arrested as part of a police operation against football match fixing across Spain. Police sources say that most of the raids were carried out in the autonomous communities of Andalusia and Extremadura. Members of the Unit of Specialised and Violent Crimes (UDEV) as well as EU’s law enforcement agency Europol took…

Spain – Nationwide match rigging investigation underway in Spain

A full-scale investigation has been launched into match fixing in the third (Segunda B) and fourth tier (Tercera) divisions in the Spanish football league. At least 28 people have already been arrested with police forces focusing their efforts in the provinces of Barcelona, Albacete and Badajoz. However, officials are arresting those involved and carrying out…

Portugal – All bets off in Portugal following match fixing fears

For the first time betting on a first division match in Portugal has been suspended after a large amount of money was placed on a game between Rio Ave Futebol Clube, and Clube Desportivo Feirense. Details of the exact nature of the bet are as yet unknown, but local sports daily O Jogo said that…

Malta – Maltco Lotteries speaks out against match fixing

Maltco Lotteries has held a seminar entitled ‘Building National Networks in the EU to fight Match-Fixing’ in collaboration with the Institute for International and Strategic Relations (IRIS) and the European Lotteries. For the very first time in Malta, Maltco Lotteries has taken the initiative in order to bring together a number of local sports representatives…