Monday, August 5, 2013

La Liga under suspicion of match-fixing

Three games in Spain's top flight and six fixtures from the Segunda Division are currently under investigation for irregularities

Several matches played in Spain are currently under investigation for alleged match-fixing, according to the Liga de Futbol Profesional (LFP) president Javier Tebas.

Three of the suspicious games were played in La Liga, with one of the matches reportedly being between Levante and Deportivo.

Furthermore, six games in the Segunda Division are also being watched closely after some irregularities.

"The suspicions are for various reasons, from unusual betting indices to events before and after the dispute of the matches," Tebas told reporters.

Earlier this year Tebas admitted he had concerns over match-fixing in La Liga.

Meanwhile, the president of CSD (Superior Council of Sports), Miguel Cardenal, took a clear stance to defend the principles of the sport.

"We can not tolerate actions contrary to the sporting integrity," he said.

"We must have a clean sport and football without conducts contrary to good order and most genuine values of sport."

The news comes just days before the new season kicks off on August 17.    BY:GOAL.COM