Football Match-Fixing Arrests in Italy

soccer crimePolice in Italy have arrested more than 50 people as part of an investigation into allegations of match-fixing in domestic football.

According to the BBC, prosecutors said they have uncovered an alleged network between club presidents, coaches, players and some management members.

Those detained by police include players and directors from approximately 30 clubs in the country’s third and fourth divisions, while over 70 people are also under investigation in the inquiry led by prosecutors in the southern town of Catanzaro.

The police, who have suggested possible links to Mafia organisations, are in the process of studying suspicious results in dozens of matches.

The syndicate is said to be operating in the southern Calabria area of the country, with reports suggesting the ‘Ndrangheta crime syndicate is behind some of the match-fixing activity.

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