Lebanese officials arrested ahead of East Bengal's AFC Cup match in Singapore

Corrupt Practices Investigations Bureau in Singapore takes into custody match officials on suspicion of match fixing?

updated: April 03, 2013 14:29 IST
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The Corrupt Practices Investigations Bureau in Singapore has arrested three Lebanese match officials just hours before an AFC Cup match between Indian giants East Bengal and Singaporean side Tampines Rovers, according to reports today.

Lebanese match officials Ali Sabbagh, Ali Eid and Abdallah Taleb, who were supposed to officiate the AFC Cup tie between Tampines and East Bengal FC at Jalan Besar Stadium this evening were taken into custody for investigations. The Football Association of Singapore has confirmed this.

It is not clear why the Lebanese officials have been arrested. Neither the CPIB nor the FAS said if they were booked on suspicion of match fixing or any other football-related incident.

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