Bel­gium raids top clubs

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Bel­gian po­lice car­ried out a series of raids at soc­cer clubs and homes across the coun­try on Wed­nes­day and de­tained many peo­ple for ques­tion­ing about fi­nan­cial fraud and pos­si­ble match-fix­ing, Bel­gian pros­e­cu­tors said.

A to­tal of 44 searches were car­ried out at top Bel­gian clubs and res­i­dences, fed­eral pros­e­cu­tors said in a state­ment. At the same time, searches of 13 houses also took place in France, Lux­em­bourg, Cyprus, Mon­tene­gro, Ser­bia and Mace­do­nia.

Pros­e­cu­tors did not name any clubs or peo­ple. Bel­gian broad­cast­ers VRT and RTBF said searches had taken place at lead­ing teams in­clud­ing An­der­lecht, Club Bruges and Stan­dard Liege. Pros­e­cu­tors said the searches were re­lated to an in­ves­ti­ga­tion launched at the end of 2017 into sus­pect fi­nan­cial trans­ac­tions in the top Bel­gian league, with pos­si­ble charges of crim­i­nal or­ga­ni­za­tion, money-laun­der­ing and cor­rup­tion.

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