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Norwegian player arrested on gambling scandal as bribery in football persistsThursday, 12 July 2012
The Norwegian Football Federation announced on Wednesday that a player
is arrested and being investigated for suspicion of involvement in
gambling scandal in Norway.
The player belongs to the club Followill in the Third Division, one of
the clubs that have had their games cancelled due to suspicions that
the matches would be fixed.
"There is a player who belongs to one of our member clubs and I would
remind you that the person is innocent until otherwise proven," said
Kjetil Siem, chairman of the Norwegian Football Association.
Yesterday it was reported that the former president of the
International Football Association (FIFA), Joao Havelange, accepted
bribes from the ISL marketing company in the region of some Skr11
million, according to documents that the Swiss Supreme Court announced
Havelange was chairman for 24 years until 1998 when current President Sepp Blatter took office.
Also Claus Lundekvam who played for Southampton in England
between 1996 and 2008 said to Norwegian radio station NRK that he,
fellow players and opposition captains regularly made money by betting
on and influencing in-game events such as first throw-in or first
However, many of Lundekvam's Saints colleagues have denied involvement in any such schemes, report Euro sport.
By Scancomark.se Team
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