Match-fixing probe: 680 suspicious games worldwide

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Posted: Monday, February 4, 2013 12:00 am | Updated: 5:13 pm, Tue Mar 25, 2014.

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - Organized crime gangs have fixed or tried to fix hundreds of soccer matches around the world in recent years, including World Cup and European Championship qualifiers and two Champions League games, Europol announced Monday.

The European Union's police agency said an 18-month review found 380 suspicious matches in Europe and another 300 questionable games outside the continent, mainly in Africa, Asia and South and Central America. It also found evidence that a Singapore-based crime syndicate was involved in some of the match-fixing.

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