Soccer corruption probe begins
BORDEAUX, France. A special investigation unit to stamp out match-fixing and corruption in football has been rubber-stamped by UEFA, ac...
A special investigation unit to stamp out match-fixing and corruption in football has been rubber-stamped by UEFA, according to general secretary David Taylor on Friday.
"We will be setting up a special investigations unit to look into situations reported to us in terms of irregular betting," he said.
"This is a danger in our game, we will not allow our sport to be destabilised by those who wish to manipulate it."
European football has witnessed a string of match-rigging scandals of late, with one of the most high profile in Portugal involving champions Porto and Boavista.
Both clubs were implicated in a widespread corruption affair which came to light in 2004, whereby a number of referees reportedly received bribes in the form of money and prostitutes.