Nine arrests in match-fixing scandal
Nine people, including one top referee and three agents, have been arrested in Belgium’s biggest football scandal.
In total, 19 people faced charges ranging from match fixing to money laundering.
Even though match-fixing allegations did not centre on winning the Belgian league, which involved clubs such as Anderlecht, Club Brugge, and Standard Liege last season, it centred on the relegation fight and a once-famous club, FC Mechelen, which has fallen on hard times.
Club Brugge coach Ivan Leko has been charged with money laundering and two referees are suspended until further notice.