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      5timesacharm
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      Match fixing probe
      Oct 12, 2018 10:03:48 pm
      A) It's in the Mirror, therefore B) take it with a pinch of salt, but if true, it certainly has implications for us. I doubt anything will come of it but here is the article anyway:

      Match-fixing investigation probes PSG's Champions League win over Red Star

      French police are investigating possible match-fixing in Liverpool's Champions League group after a tip off from UEFA.
      French champions PSG eased to a simple 6-1 victory over the Serbian side on October 3 - with Neymar crashing home an impressive hat-trick at the Parc des Princes.

      But in the days leading up to the match, UEFA received a tip off that a senior official at Red Star Belgrade, who has not been identified, along with accomplices, were ready to place a mega bet on their outfit to lose heavily.
      According to L'Equipe, a member of the Red Star travelling party bet €5million, or £4.3m, on the Serbian side to lose the fixture by five goals

      The bet, which would have come in, would have yielded massive profits of tens of millions of euros.
      Police in France are now investigating the claims, after the National Finance Prosecutor was alerted by UEFA president President Aleksander Ceferin before the fixture.
      Contacted by L’Equipe, Red Star Belgrade President Dragan Dzajic said: “You are the first to tell me about this. I know absolutely nothing about this. This is not possible, this is not true.”

      A PSG statement said: "It is with the utmost amazement and indignation that we learn the information you are sharing with us today. 
      "At no time was any club member asked to discuss matters other than those strictly related to the organisation of the match, namely meetings, visits and other official lunches around every UEFA Champions League match.”
      In a statement UEFA said: “UEFA never comments on potential, or the existence of, investigations into alleged match-fixing as to not compromise the process of such investigations.

      “UEFA only communicates on specific cases/matches once disciplinary proceedings have been opened and/or decisions have been taken."
      Along with Neymar's treble, Edinson Carvani, Angel Di Maria and Kylian Mbappe all found the net, before former Chelsea forward Marko Marin pulled a goal back for the visitors.
      The victory was PSG's first in this season's competition, after opening their campaign with a defeat to Liverpool. Napoli currently lead Group C, followed by the Reds, PSG and winless Red Star.
      Liverpool host Red Star Belgrade in their next Champions League match on October 24 before the return leg back in Serbia.
      The revelation comes in the week where Belgian police have so far arrested nine people - including one top referee and three agents – in an investigation into match fixing and money laundering.

      Belgium captain Vincent Kompany said: “When we talk about the world of football, we cannot be surprised. 
      There is a close link with what goes on in the world of human trafficking, drugs or prostitution.”
      Because of the size of the scandal, Belgian second division has been suspended this weekend.

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      Re: Match fixing probe
      Reply #1: Oct 13, 2018 01:09:42 am
      Implications on us how?

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      Re: Match fixing probe
      Reply #2: Oct 13, 2018 09:12:36 am
      How can anyone believe what EUFA and Fifa officials have to say when the organisations have been riddled with corruption over the years.
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      Re: Match fixing probe
      Reply #3: Oct 13, 2018 03:21:08 pm
      This was mentioned in the champions league thread.People should have a look down there in the non liverpool threads it's quite good but very quiet.
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      Re: Match fixing probe
      Reply #4: Oct 13, 2018 03:40:21 pm
      A) It's in the Mirror, therefore B) take it with a pinch of salt, but if true, it certainly has implications for us. I doubt anything will come of it but here is the article anyway

      Implications ??? Nope. It's not our fault!
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      Re: Match fixing probe
      Reply #5: Oct 13, 2018 04:15:47 pm
      Don't see UEFA having any reason to make this up. The reverse if anything as it tarnishes the CL brand image. So it's probably true.

      Don't see any negative implications for us. Red Star might get kicked out/barred from qualifying, so it'd be one less team for us to worry about in the group. But Red Star were not exactly a team we were worrying about. PSG's goal difference could get revised, which could turn out to be handy.
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      Re: Match fixing probe
      Reply #6: Oct 15, 2018 06:51:14 pm
      Got England to lose 5-0...5-1...Southgate getting in early with his excuses....but as ever nothing is fixe....er...guaranteed. .
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      Re: Match fixing probe
      Reply #7: Oct 15, 2018 08:32:42 pm
      Got England to lose 5-0...5-1...Southgate getting in early with his excuses....but as ever nothing is fixe....er...guaranteed. .

      I might have got that one slightly wrong....never doubted yer Gareth mate..

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