Spanish clubs investigated over possible match fixing

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By Ceyhun Pehlivan and Jorge Monclús

The Spanish Professional Football League (LFP) has opened an investigation into the recent match of the second division (so-called ‘Liga Adelante’) between the Racing Santander and Hercules for possible case of match-fixing.

Alarm bells of the UEFA started to ring after detecting that allegedly unusual levels of online betting, up to 60 times higher than the ordinary level for this category of games, were oddly placed on Racing winning with several goals. Since the LFP’s jurisdiction extends only to the clubs and officials, it has requested the Spanish Football Federation to open its own proceeding into the players involved in the game…

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