Finland football rocked by match-fixing scandal

first_img Share NewsSports Finland football rocked by match-fixing scandal by: – June 11, 2011 Share Share 25 Views   no discussionscenter_img Tweet By Alex CapstickBBC NewsWilson Raj Perumal, a Singaporean, is charged with arranging paymentsFinnish football has been rocked by a match-fixing scandal which has implications across the world.Nine former members of one team and a Singapore national accused of organising the scams have been put on trial.Meanwhile, a criminal investigation has begun into another club suspected of money-laundering.Betting syndicates have been said to make as much as $1.5m (£0.9m) from fixed games.The Finnish League, which began its new season in May, usually commands a low profile in the global game.‘Tip of the iceberg’But events over the past few months have brought it to the attention of football’s world governing body, and its fight against corruption.Tampere, Finland’s former champions, have been suspended.The club received $435,000 from a Singapore company, but officials could not explain why they had been given such a large sum. Money-laundering is suspected.Finnish police have said the case is linked to the trial of seven Zambians and two Georgians who used to play for a different club in the north of the country.They are accused of accepting bribes worth more than $750,000 to affect the outcome of matches.In the same trial Wilson Raj Perumal, a Singaporean, is charged with arranging the payments.Fifa also want to speak to Mr Perumal about international friendly matches involving Asian and African teams that are suspected of being fixed.Last month, two Zambian brothers who played for another Finnish side were convicted of taking bribes from Mr Perumal.The officer leading the investigation in Finland said there was serious speculation this was only the tip of the iceberg. Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Klopp: Good to beat Chelsea now; they’ll soon improve

first_img read also:Klopp berates Liverpool bench for celebrating Chelsea’s red card “It will be really tough, but for ourselves, if we feel the way we play with adaptations, with improvements, with developments, it made us successful and will make us successful if we really throw it consistently onto the pitch. So, a Chelsea game away will be for the next 500 years one of the most difficult games you can ever play – and it will become even more difficult now when for Chelsea all of the things settle. That’s clear, it was difficult enough for us but we did it and I am happy about that.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp, played down the significance of their 2-0 win at Chelsea. However, he admits they caught Chelsea at the right time with the new-look team yet to gel. He said, “I liked the performance a lot. We are not playing for two things: three points and showing everybody ‘you better be ready when we arrive’ or whatever. That is not us. The next game will be incredibly difficult immediately for their own reasons because Arsenal are obviously flying for a few months already.Advertisementcenter_img Promoted ContentTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs10 Stargazing Locations To ‘Connect With Nature’Shockingly, Some Foods We Eat Every Day Have A Bizarre BeginningThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid ArmageddonDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?The Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?last_img read more