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Trial Opens Against 10 In Finland Match-fixing

Rovaniemi, Finland, Jun 9 : A trial in a match-fixing scandal has opened in Finland with charges of bribery read against a Singaporean man suspected of paying nine former players at a local club to

PTI [ Updated: June 09, 2011 13:19 IST ]
trial opens against 10 in finland match fixing
trial opens against 10 in finland match fixing

Rovaniemi, Finland, Jun 9 : A trial in a match-fixing scandal has opened in Finland with charges of bribery read against a Singaporean man suspected of paying nine former players at a local club to influence the outcome of games.


The Lapland District Court says Wilson Raj Perumal allegedly paid members of Rovaniemen Palloseura in 2010-2011 and players at two other Finnish league clubs in 2008-2011.

The nine former Rovaniemi team members -- seven Zambians and two Georgians -- were charged with accepting bribes at the same hearing on Thursday in this small town on the Arctic Circle.Last month, a court convicted two Zambian brothers from another Finnish club of taking ¤50,000 ($72,500) in bribes from Perumal to influence the outcome of a game. AP

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