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Arrest over match-fixing

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Saturday, December 15, 2012

SOFIA - Bulgarian police have arrested 13 people including 11 professional soccer players for their alleged participation in a match-fixing ring, the interior ministry announced yesterday.

A two-month probe in the Black Sea city of Burgas found shady bookmakers organising illegal bets and players collecting stakes from their teammates to take part in them, the ministry said in a statement.

The ring's two masterminds were arrested as well as 11 players from the two professional A and B football leagues who were allegedly part of the ring, the statement said without providing any further details.

Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov said the players were from A league club Chernomorets Burgas and B league club Neftohimik.

Dozens of other players were meanwhile being questioned by investigators to see whether they were also involved in the illegal bets, the ministry added.


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