ibnlive » Football

European police probe Liverpool game in fixing scandal

IBNLive Sports
Feb 05, 2013 at 10:31pm IST

London: A wide-ranging match-fixing investigation has uncovered more than 680 suspicious matches - including World Cup and European Championship qualifiers and two Champions League games, one of which was played in England.

Anfield club's game with the Hungarian champions in the opening group stage match in 2009 was the fixture Europol believe was the subject of the match-fixers.

According to unconfirmed reports, Debrecen goalkeeper Vukasin Poleksic was allegedly paid to ensure there were more than two goals in the match - something he failed to engineer. Liverpool won the game 1-0 courtesy of Dirk Kuyt's goal when Vukasin Poleksic spilled a routine shot by Fernando Torres.

European police probe Liverpool game in fixing scandal

Liverpool's Champions League match with Debrecen in 2009 has emerged as the English game identified by police to be fixed.

Later on in the group stage, Poleksic was again allegedly paid to fix their match against Fiorentina, which the Italians won 4-3. The goalkeeper has since been banned from all football activities for failing to report match fixing activities.

Latest

More from this section

PREVIOUS  UEFA will not let football clubs flout financial rules

NEXT  Teamwork is very important, says Koevermans