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'Match-fixing' accused to appear in court

Two men charged in connection with alleged match-fixing in English football are to appear in court today.

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The pair will appear before Cannock Magistrates today, the National Crime Agency said. Credit: PA

Chann Sankaran, a 33-year-old Singapore national, and Krishna Sanjey Ganeshan, a 43-year-old with dual UK and Singapore nationality, have been charged with conspiracy to defraud.

The men were among seven people held as part of the National Crime Agency's investigation, with the five other men on bail pending further inquiries.

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Suspected Champions League match-fixing in England

European police authorities today said that a Champions League game played in England is among 380 matches subject to suspected match-fixing.

Europol are revealing details of their investigation into European match-fixing at a press conference in The Netherlands.

Investigators have not revealed the identity of the English Champions League game that they believe to be corrupt.

Juventus manager investigated, Lazio captain arrested in new match-fixing scandal

Juventus manager Antonio Conte celebrates after winning the club's 28th Italian Serie A title two weeks ago. Credit: REUTERS/STRINGER

Italian police investigating a football match-fixing scandal have placed Juventus manager Antonio Conte under investigation and arrested the Lazio captain Stefano Mauri and former Genoa midfielder Omar Milanetto, authorities said this morning.

A police statement said five people had also been arrested in Hungary on suspicion of being part of an illegal international betting ring headed by Singaporean gambling identity Tan Seet Eng, who was arrested in December.

Police in the northern city of Cremona said they had made 19 arrests and were investigating Conte, fresh from his triumph in leading Juventus to the Italian Serie A championship for the first time since the club was relegated in 2006 in an earlier match-fixing scandal.

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