Probe Uncovers Evidence of Match-Fixing in Brazil's Top Football LeagueAuthorities in Brazil have raided homes of businessmen and players in six states and 16 cities, finding evidence of match-fixing in at least six matches played last year in the country's top football league. Author : Malkit Singh
Authorities in Brazil have uncovered evidence of match-fixing in the country's top football league. According to prosecutors, at least six matches played last year are currently under investigation. Raids have been carried out on the homes of businessmen and players in 16 cities across six states, and nine players have been questioned. The investigation began in November 2022, focusing initially on three matches, but has since widened to include 11 games, some of which are from lower leagues. Players were allegedly offered up to $20,000 to fix specific actions during matches, such as receiving yellow cards and giving out corner kicks, with criminals profiting from betting websites. The investigation is ongoing, and more revelations are expected to emerge in the coming months.
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