Seventeen players were arrested for bribery in the hand players, officials and coaches. Fifteen of the players arrested were from Germany, two from Switzerland. Along with the arrests, the police almost $ 1,480,000 in cash during 50 raids right across Germany, Austria, Great Britain and Switzerland. It looks like three games from the Champions League were part of this match fixing cartel targets.
Peter Limacher, head of discipline for the EuropeanFootball's governing body UEFA said: "Without question, this is the biggest football betting scandal in the history of Europe." The investigation by German police point out that the rot cut corruption at all levels, much more than originally thought out by officials. UEFA refused to identify the suspects or view the games in question, as the investigation continues on. In addition to three games in the Champions League, it seems the twelve matchesthe Europa League, have also come under the scanner.
Players from clubs in England, Italy, Spain and France are not, as the large salaries that make it difficult to draw inclined suspected of accepting bribes. So now, Manchester United, AC Milan, Barcelona and Bayern Munich are not accepted, part of the match fixing scandal. Instead, second-tier clubs are involved in those with clubs from Germany and Turkey on the list. The sheer spread of corruption seemsUEFA officials have made surprising. But felt Friedhelm Althans, Bochum police chief, this was "only the tip of the iceberg."
To fix games, is gambling going on extortion cartel have, apart from the usual exchange of money. It may have some players, referees or coaches who were caught in the act in situations that are potentially embarrassing if word was out, were bought, so they were blackmailed into throwing away games in exchange for theConspiracy of silence.
In addition to this scandal which rocked European football world, there is increasing evidence that the gambling cartels based in Asia with soccer leagues are also involved in setting much lower. Officials suspect betting that even obscure players have seen in the amount of millions of dollars! This is how some bets groups removed the police. By focusing on a part-time professional football player, rather than play in the big leagueThese players are raking in serious money.
If professional, great League Soccer players and officials as well as small-time players and clubs are all part of the match-fixing Nexus, which left out? Corruption runs from the top and bottom, then become cloudy as if, the game of football? Gone are the days when players wore their uniforms as a simple football and gave it everything they had when wearing jerseys meant WM represent their countries, as worldAmbassador. How times have changed …