News 25 March 2015

Arrests in Moldova for alleged match-fixing

Two Singaporean men were arrested on Thursday 19 March for attempting to fix a game involving the Moldovan U21 national team, reports ProTV Chisinau. It is understood that the two men were also involved in an attempt to fix a National Championship game between Dacia Chisinau and Dinamo-Auto Tiraspol on Friday 20 March, after which 12 players and officials were questioned.

A delegation from UEFA arrived in Moldova to assist with investigations over the weekend. The Moldovan football association (MFF) has declined to comment during the investigation. It is understood that the Singaporeans attempted to bribe MFF officials €50,000 to lose their 30 March match against the Belgium U21 team.

UPDATE: On 25 March, Dinamo-Auto suspended two players. ‘In connection with this decision, please do not make any premature conclusions, and wait for the official investigation to complete’, read a statement from the club.

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