Five charged for fraud
Belgian authorities have charged five people in relation to a massive financial fraud and match-fixing probe into football. Four were charged with belonging to a criminal organisation and corruption, while a fifth person was charged with money laundering. Prosecutors said match-fixing allegations centred on the relegation battle from the top flight Jupiler League last season. Because of the scandal, Belgian football’s second division decided to scrap this weekend’s games. There are no fixtures in the first division because a series of international matches are slated.