Argentina duel under the microscope

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FIFA launched an investigation into alleged betting irregularities around the friendly match between Nigeria and Argentina The Nigerians surprisingly won the game in Abuja 4-1. In several betting exchanges excessive bets were placed on a 4-1 victory for the Nigerians.

Another striking detail is that there were five minutes of injury time announced and the last goal came from a questionable penalty scored by Mauro Boselli in the eighth minute of additional time.

FIFA confirmed in the Daily Telegraph that the friendly is being examined. "We have special interest in the duel between Argentina and Nigeria. Parts of the match are under review."

FIFA President Blatter announced in September a zero-tolerance policy on gambling irregularities in football.

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