Monday, January 19, 2015

Dutch Soccer Players Bribed by Gambling Syndicates

At least two top-class games of the 2009-2010 season have been manipulated.  The games involved the Tilburg club, Willem-II.  Match fixers from Singapore bribed players a total of 100,000 Euros per game to lose games while maintaining certain scores. These facts result from an investigation held by the Dutch daily Volkskrant.  The football association, KNVB, will put in a complaint regarding this issue with the prosecutor’s office.  This is the first time that it has become publicly known that Dutch soccer games have been manipulated by gamblers.  In most other European countries, this has already been known to happen. Some say that these two cases are the merely the tip of the iceberg of match-fixing in Dutch leagues.

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