Nineteen suspects detained in Czech-Slovak match-fixing probe

Czech public radio and television reported that the players are mostly from lower divisions but that some are from the top Czech league.

updated: September 12, 2013 20:08 IST
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Prague: Police say a total of 12 football players, former and current, have been detained in the Czech Republic and another seven in Slovakia suspected of match-fixing.

Spokesman Jaroslav Ibehej said in a statement on Thursday that police conducted 15 raids in their homes and other places in the Czech Republic since a probe into football corruption began a day earlier. He said the 12 suspects, who are from various divisions within the game, are accused of bribery. Another 20 players are being questioning.

Ihebej said police are cooperating with colleagues in Slovakia. He declined to provide further details.

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