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2014-06-17 12:26:20

LONDON, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bookmakers around the globe will be keeping a very close eye on the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil to ensure match-fixing does not hit the international headlines during the tournament. A recent report in the New York Times [http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/01/sports/soccer/fixed-matches-cast-shadow-over-world-cup.html ] claimed documents from football's governing body Fifa highlighted concerns that match-fixing could occur during...

2014-06-12 16:24:05

ST ALBANS, England, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Premier League is set to confirm its status as the best football league in the globe by providing 20% of the 352 players starting the first round of World Cup matches. That's the prediction from sports betting firm Spreadex, who reckon between 69 and 72 of the players starting their nation's first group games over the next six days will be from the Premier League. That compares to a predicted 43 - 46 from the...

2014-01-20 04:20:50

LONDON, January 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Illegal betting is a GBP306 billion industry that has seen over 380 European football matches fixed, a new infographic [http://www.sportsbettingonline.net/blog/match-fixing-football-european-epidemic ] by SportsBettingOnline.net reveals. The SportsBettingOnline.net infographic [http://www.sportsbettingonline.net/blog/match-fixing-football-european-epidemic ] explains the formation of illegal betting syndicates and the...

2010-10-13 13:08:00

LONDON, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Valued Opinions, an online market research panel looked into the recent scandal surrounding the Pakistani cricket team and revealed its findings. Match fixing allegations have once again shocked the world by revealing the dark side of sport. While most sports ambassadors are true to the game, every now and then, someone, somewhere is named and shamed for their scandalous behaviour. Through its online polls, Valued Opinions uncovered whether allegations of...

2009-01-08 12:47:23

Former Juventus Football Club official Luciano Moggi should spend 18 months in prison for his part in a match-fixing plot, an Italian court said Thursday. The Italian news agency, ANSA, reported the 18-month prison term handed down to the former Juventus general manager was significantly less than the six-year terms prosecutors had sought for the 71-year-old. Moggi, who was the alleged ringleader of the illicit operation, was less than thrilled with Thursday's verdict despite its lessened...

2006-07-07 11:06:53

By Mike Collett BERLIN (Reuters) - When Italy meet France at the Olympiastadion on Sunday it will be only the seventh time in 18 World Cups since the competition started in 1930 that the final has been contested by two European teams. The last time it happened was in 1982 when Italy beat West Germany in Madrid to become world champions for the third time. Their previous two victories were also against European teams, beating Czechoslovakia in 1934 and Hungary in 1938. Their two...

2006-06-29 05:12:22

By James Eve ROME (Reuters) - Italy's biggest-ever sports trial opened on Thursday before a panel of judges trying four leading soccer clubs on match-fixing charges which could force them out of the nation's top league and European competition. Tribunal president Cesare Ruperto opened the trial with a roll call of the accused who stood up as their names were read inside a spartan, low-ceilinged room in Rome's Olympic Stadium. The trial, which was beamed by closed circuit television...


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