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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