Illegal betting also in Europe's top leagues

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After the betting scandal in Belgium and the suspected scandal in the Jupiler League, it would now also seem that major European competitions are rigged. The Berliner Morgenpost reported that approximately one hundred suspects have been arrested, involved in illegal betting usually focusing on the Turkish Top League.

The German police has reported that the suspects, players, coaches and officials from various clubs, may have manipulated the results of certain matches. The DFB, German Football Association, will disclose more facts on Friday. UEFA will also be present through one of their representatives.

The newspaper reports that it is one of the largest bribery scandals ever in professional football. A big investor in the organization was the Berlin newspaper informant.

It was in Germany in 2005 that the last major match fixing scandal was exposed. At the time, referee Robert Hoyzer was the culprit as it was discovered that he had manipulated the outcome of a string of matches through his decision making.

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