PSG And Red Star Belgrade Under Investigation For Match Fixing
October 12, 2018
SPORTbible http://www.sportbible.com/assets/images/theme/logo-blk.png Breaking News 2 hours ago 1.1K Shares PSG And Red Star Belgrade Under Investigation For Match Fixing Fri Oct 12 2018 16:18:19 GMT+0100 (BST) Fri Oct 12 2018 17:58:55 GMT+0100 (BST) Adnan Riaz Adnan Riaz in Football Powered by French authorities have launched an investigation into match-fixing claims over Red Star Belgrade's Champions…
French authorities have launched an investigation into match-fixing claims over Red Star Belgrade’s Champions League clash with Paris Saint-Germain.
According to the French newspaperL’Équipe, UEFA raised concerns over the issue when it became apparent that a senior figure at the Serbian club was working with conspirators to place a €5m bet on Red Star to lose by a five-goal difference.
PSG thrashed Red Star 6-1 at the Parc des Princes, with Neymar scoring a hat-trick for the French club.
The defending Ligue 1 champions have had a sensational start to their title defence and have won all nine of their opening matches in the league.
Breaking ‘ French authorities are investigating substantial claims that PSG’s 6-1 recent victory over Red Star Belgrade in the Champions’ League was match-fixed. More follows. (L’Éq) – Get French Football News (@GFFN)12 October 2018
French officials are looking into possible match-fixing of PSG’s 6-1 Champions League win against Red Star Belgrade last week. A director of the Serbian club allegedly bet €5m that they would lose by five goals.
“I did not need to be paid,” he told the magazine. “I was there to defend the colors of the country.
“Also, I earn enough money — a lot of money. So I think it is important to help those who are in need. A lot of people are suffering, a lot of people have diseases.
“For people like us, giving a helping hand to people is not a big thing.
“It doesn’t change my life, but it changes theirs. And if it can change theirs, it is a great pleasure.
“I gave the money to the charity where I am a sponsor [Mbappé sponsors the French charity Premiers de Cordée] because being handicapped is something difficult. Showing them that they can do sports like everyone it is something close to my heart.”
PSG are currently third in Group C and are level on points with Liverpool. Thomas Tuchel’s side lost their opening match against the Reds thanks to Roberto Firmino’s late strike.
They will take on Napoli, who are at the top of Group C, on October 28th at the Stadio San Paolo.
Kylian Mbappe at 19 years of age:
– 135 senior appearances for club & country – 67 goals for club & country – Transferred to PSG for £180m – One World Cup title – Two Ligue 1 titles – £5m per year Nike sponsorship deal – Cover of TIME magazine
Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him:[email protected]
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