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Match fixing hits English football

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Six arrests were made in connection to an alleged match fixing scandal in English football this week.

Although the six are not rumoured to be linked to any professional clubs, it may tarnish the purity of English football.

Former Premier League striker Delroy Facey may be one of the suspects that are allegedly being held in the Midlands.

Football has seen scandals like this in the past with Italian giants Juventus stripped of their title and relegated to Serie B with a 30-point deduction. Fiorentina and Lazio also had parts to play in controversy that shadowed Italy's World Cup victory in 2006.

The findings come after an undercover investigation by the Daily Telegraph. Apparently they discovered six footballers match fixing and now the group could be in trouble.

Few details have been released of the players but we know the FA have been made aware of the arrests. The action they will take is likely to be released in the coming days.

The story deepens as a Singaporean man apparently offered the non-league footballers £50,000 to affect the outcome of certain matches.

All we can do now is hope the higher leagues in English football aren't affect and the sport, in England at least, maintains its reputable image.


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