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Player questioned on Liverpool game in 2010

Associated Press
Feb 05, 2013 at 10:29pm IST

Geneva: Hungarian club Debrecen say goalkeeper Vukasin Poleksic was questioned by UEFA in 2010 after he was approached by match fixers ahead of a Champions League game against Liverpool. Debrecen said in 2010 that UEFA had questioned Poleksic about approaches before "two international matches." On Tuesday, following a report in a Danish newspaper, Debrecen identified them as a match away to Liverpool and one at home to Fiorentina.

UEFA subsequently took action over the Fiorentina game, banning Poleksic for two years for failing to report a corruption plot. England's FA and Liverpool say they knew nothing of suspicions surrounding the September 2009 game against Debrecen. Liverpool won 1-0.

The Danish report followed an announcement by European police agency Europol that it knew of hundreds of suspicious matches, which it didn't identify.

Player questioned on Liverpool game in 2010

UEFA subsequently took action over the Fiorentina game, banning Poleksic for two years for failing to report a corruption plot.

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