English Champions League Game In Match-Fixing Allegations

A Champions League game played in England is one of 380 games being investigated by police fix over claims of match fixing.

The game, which is believed to have been played over the past three or four years, has not been named. It is one of two Champions League games being investigated along with World Cup and European Championship qualifiers, and what are being described by Europol as “several top football matches in European leagues”.

Police say 425 match officials, club officials, players and criminals are suspected of being involved.

“This is the work of a suspected organised crime syndicate based in Asia and operated with criminal networks around Europe,” said Europol’s Rob Wainwright.

“It is clear to us this is the biggest-ever investigation into suspected match-fixing in Europe. It has yielded major results which we think have uncovered a big problem for the integrity of football in Europe.

“We have uncovered an extensive criminal network.”

Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City and Spurs are the English clubs to have played Champions League football during the period in question.

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