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8 arrested for allegedly fixing UCL game

24 October 2014, 20:25

Riga Latvian police say eight people have been arrested on suspicion of fixing a Champions League qualifying-round game last year.

Police spokesman Dairis Anucins says Friday that two players from Latvian champions Daugavpils were among those arrested.

Two club officials and four people with "ties" to the club were also arrested.

Anucins says police also are investigating "about five or six" Latvian league games played this year and last.

Also read: Sporting want rematch with Schalke

Anucins says one suspect remains in custody while the others have been released but remain "under police control." All were arrested Wednesday on suspicion of match-fixing, money laundering and tax fraud.

UEFA alleges that a Champions League second qualifying round game on July 17, 2013, between Daugavpils and Swedish club Elfsborg was fixed. The Swedish side won 7-1 with six second-half goals.

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