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FIFA denies World Cup 2010 match-fixing probe
Daily Telegraph, August 9th, 2012 3:49PM
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FIFA issued a statement denying the match-fixing allegations involving the 2010 World Cup game between Nigeria and Greece made by Chris Eaton, its former head of security.

Eaton told Britain's Channel 4 FIFA looking into a red card issued to Nigeria's Sani Kaita in the 33rd minute. Greece was trailing 1-0 at the time but came back to win, 2-1.

"We are not conducting any match-fixing investigation for 2010 FIFA World Cup matches," FIFA said in its statement. "Ralf Mutschke is the head of FIFA's new security division. The fight against match fixing is only one of their duties, in addition to stadium security and general event security for all FIFA events including the FIFA World Cup."

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