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Europol Investigation Shows Fixing Is Suspected in 680 Soccer Matches

Posted on February 5th, 2013 at 9:28 by John Sinteur in category: News -- Write a comment


With the 2014 World Cup in Brazil drawing closer, a European police intelligence agency said Monday that its 19-month investigation, code-named Operation Veto, revealed widespread occurrences of match-fixing in recent years, with 680 games globally deemed suspicious. The extent was staggering: some 150 international matches, mostly in Africa, Asia and Latin America; roughly 380 games in Europe, covering World Cup and European championship qualifiers as well as two Champions League games; and games that run the gamut from lower-division semiprofessional matches to contests in top domestic leagues.

All sports are essentially turning into pro wrestling. People only watch them because they have no idea which way the matches are fixed.

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