Oslo — Three football players have received prison sentences for rigging matches in Norway's third division.
Drin Shala and Alban Shipshani were sentenced on Wednesday to eight months, while Formose Pape Mendy was given a six-month sentence.
Shala and Mendy are former players of the Follo football club. Shipshani used to play for Asker.
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The Oslo District Court convicted them of corruption and fraud for colluding with a Swedish gambler to fix two matches that their teams lost on June 24, 2012.
The Swede, who made 340,000 kroner ($57,000) on the results, was sentenced to 1 1/2 years in prison.
All four appealed the ruling.
Two other players were acquitted in the case.
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