Police have 50 suspects in soccer fraud scandal

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22 February 2006, BRUSSELS — Police investigating the match-fixing scandal in the Belgian soccer world have compiled a list of 50 suspects from the First and Second Division.

22 February 2006

BRUSSELS — Police investigating the match-fixing scandal in the Belgian soccer world have compiled a list of 50 suspects from the First and Second Division.

The list includes players from Anderlecht and the national team, commercial broadcaster VTM reported on Tuesday night.

VTM also said police want to investigate whether referees were also 'bought' by the Asian gambling mafia.

Police have been overwhelmed in recent weeks by reports of bought players, referees and matches.

And it is now being reported that abnormal amounts of bets were placed on the matches of five First Division teams during the current and previous seasons.

The five current and former First Division clubs have been identified as La Louvière, Lierse, Bergen, Sint-Truiden and Moeskroen.

[Copyright Expatica News 2006]

Subject: Belgian news

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