Match fixing

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680 matches fixed around the world, one of them was a Champions League game played in England within the last three or four years.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/21319807

So which match do you reckon it was?

A Yawning Chasm (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Monday, 4 February 2013 15:27 (seven years ago) link

last three or four years? That's Liverpool largely in the clear.

I dunno, which matches did City not lose?

Ismael Klata, Monday, 4 February 2013 15:30 (seven years ago) link

If you were tryig to fix a match to cash in at the bookies (as opposed to getting your team into the next round via a bribe) you'd probably try not to draw too much attention to it. So, for example, that infamous Chelsea v Barcelona match a few years ago ("it's a fucking disgrace!" etc.) probably isn't the kind of thing you'd want. I think it's more likely to be a match where nothing much is riding on it - either a dead rubber where a team has already qualified, or maybe a stronger team beating a weaker team (as expected) with a little helping hand from the ref if needed.

A Yawning Chasm (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Monday, 4 February 2013 15:40 (seven years ago) link

"German police described a global network involving couriers ferrying bribes of up to £86,000 per match around the world, paying off players and referees."

That's not actually enough money to make it likely that any Prem-club players were paid off, more likely the ref/linesmen. I guess they might not necessarily fix the whole match, but do things like 'first yellow card'.

A Yawning Chasm (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Monday, 4 February 2013 15:51 (seven years ago) link

Actually, thinking about it, it *must* have been when Barcelona won the final at Wembley against United. I can't think of any other way that could have happened.

A Yawning Chasm (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Monday, 4 February 2013 15:53 (seven years ago) link

5 Nov 2008 – Arsenal 0-0 Fenerbahce

probs this

r|t|c, Monday, 4 February 2013 15:58 (seven years ago) link

They suggest that Debrecen goalkeeper Vukasin Poleksic was bribed to ensure that there were over 2.5 goals in the match.

However, Liverpool had a poor night in front of goal and Poleksic only conceded one, where he punched out a shot from Fernando Torres into the path of Dirk Kuyt to claim the winner.

In text messages recovered by police – the people behind the match fixing bemoaned the fact Steven Gerrard missed some presentable chances against Debrecen.

r|t|c, Tuesday, 5 February 2013 01:24 (seven years ago) link

lol morto

don't call it a cloud rap i've been high for years (zvookster), Tuesday, 5 February 2013 02:42 (seven years ago) link

Who'd've thought anything could make that CL run look worse?

Liverpool 1-0 Debrecen
Fiorentina 2-0 Liverpool
Liverpool 1-2 Lyon
Lyon 1-1 Liverpool
Debrecen 0-1 Liverpool
Liverpool 1-2 Fiorentina

Ismael Klata, Tuesday, 5 February 2013 11:29 (seven years ago) link

Lol

ben foster five (darraghmac), Tuesday, 5 February 2013 11:44 (seven years ago) link

Lyon played the home game with entire-squad diphtheria

imago, Tuesday, 5 February 2013 11:54 (seven years ago) link

that's nothing, Liverpool had to play with entire-squad

Ismael Klata, Tuesday, 5 February 2013 11:57 (seven years ago) link

five months pass...

also lol throwing the match, they lost 6-1

Just Elevate... And Decide In The Air -- Above the Rim (dan m), Thursday, 11 July 2013 15:56 (seven years ago) link

six years pass...

https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-soccer-armenia-match-fixing/five-armenian-clubs-disqualified-45-get-life-bans-for-match-fixing-idUKKBN2450DT

Lokomotiv Yerevan, level on points with second division leaders FC Van, Aragats, Torpedo Yerevan and Masis were disqualified from the championship following suspicious results, including 12-0, 0-12, 1-8, 9-2, 0-7, 0-8 and 8-2.

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Friday, 10 July 2020 18:42 (three months ago) link


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