Australian police smash match-fixing ring

Reports suggest that among the ten people arrested were British footballers, playing in Australia during their off-season.

updated: September 15, 2013 13:10 IST
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Sydney: Ten people were arrested in a multi-million dollar match-fixing probe involving an Australian state soccer competition, police said Sunday, with reports that a number were British footballers.

Victoria state police said they made the arrests after executing search warrants across the city of Melbourne, following a racket that had been under investigation since August on a tip-off from the Football Federation of Australia.

"Ten people were arrested in relation to a number of matches in which the results are alleged to have been manipulated," the FFA said in a statement.

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