Nine ar­rests in match-fix­ing scan­dal

The Courier & Advertiser (Dundee Edition) - - NEWS -

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.

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