According to Europol, there have been 680 football matches that have been fixed around the world as part of a massive betting syndicate and apparently one of those was a Champions League tie played in England.
Reportedly, there are around 425 match officials, club officials, players and criminals are “suspected” of being involved.
We already know about high profile match-fixing in countries like Italy and Turkey, where players, officials and club staff have been punished with prison time. But this is the first time England has been implicated with match-fixing since the Betting Scandal of 1964 (according to the ever-reliable Wikipedia).
According to Europol, the Champions League tie which was played in England took place in the last 3 or 4 years.
And that’s all that has been revealed as “investigations are ongoing”.
So they haven’t strictly said that an English team was involved, as it could have been a European referee or the opposing team that was involved. But until all of the details of the investigation are revealed then it is all conjecture and hearsay.
But I will leave you with this clip, which is food for thought…