Goalkeeper denies match-fixing

Debrecen goalkeeper Vukasin Poleksic has strongly denied trying to influence a Champions League match against Liverpool in 2009. European investigators are probing hundreds of football matches that they believe were fixed.

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'Fixed' match in England took place 'in past four years'

European police said a 'fixed' Champions League tie in England took place in the "last three or four years".

Europol head Rob Wainwright said the identity of the match cannot be revealed due to "ongoing judicial proceedings".

"It would be naive and complacent of those in the UK to think such a criminal conspiracy does not involve the English game," said Wainwright.

Match-fixing probe calls into question 'integrity' of football

The head of Europol, Rob Wainwright, said an investigation into match-fixing has uncovered a "big problem" for football's integrity:

This is the work of a suspected organised crime syndicate based in Asia and operated with criminal networks around Europe.

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 football in Europe.

– Rob Wainwight, Europol head


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