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Europol Identifies 380 Rigged Games
Guardian, February 4th, 2013 1:36PM

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Europol, the European Union’s law enforcement agency that specializes in criminal intelligence, said that some 380 games across Europe were fixed. Suspected games include World Cup and European Championship qualifiers and two UEFA Champions League games -- one of which was reportedly in England.

Speaking at the Hague in the Netherlands, Europol said that an extensive organized crime syndicate based in Asia has been working with criminal networks around Europe, and that around 425 referees, club officials, players and criminals have been involved in fixing games. The organization believes that game-fixing has taken place in 15 countries and 50 people have so far been arrested. According the report, criminals put nearly $22 million on fixed games and made nearly $11 million in profits.

Europol execs worried that this could be merely the “tip of the iceberg.” According to Rob Wainwright, director of Europol: "It is clear to us this is the biggest-ever investigation into suspected match-fixing in Europe. It has yielded major results which we think have uncovered a big problem for the integrity of soccer in Europe. We have uncovered an extensive criminal network."

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