Champions League game in England 'bought'

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A Champions League match played in England is one of the 380 European matches affected, according to a major study by Europol, however, the European police have not announced which particular game.

An organized crime syndicate in Asia in cooperation with European criminal organizations are responsible for the scandal.

At a news conference in The Hague, Netherlands, Europol claimed:

  • The fixed Champions League tie in England took place in the "last three or four years"
  • The identity of that match cannot be revealed due to "ongoing judicial proceedings"
  • Other "corrupt" matches included World Cup and European Championship qualifiers and "several top football matches in European leagues"
  • In Germany-based matches alone, criminals wagered £13.8m (16m euros) on rigged matches and made £6.9m in profits
  • Officials fear this is as the "tip of the iceberg"
In total 380 suspicious matches were in Europe and a further 300 in Africa, Asia and south and central America.

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