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‘42 football games fixed in Russia since 2009’ – report

Published time: December 03, 2012 07:42
Edited time: December 03, 2012 11:42
(RIA Novosti / Vitaliy Belousov)

(RIA Novosti / Vitaliy Belousov)

There were 42 rigged matches played in Russian football in the last three-and-a-half years, claims the survey by Italian Sportradar agency.

­This number puts Russia in sixth place, among the most corrupt football nations in Europe.

But it’s Albania who takes the dubious honor of top spot, labeled the continental leaders in match-fixing after unfair competition was detected in 97 games.

Sportradar also admit the difficult situation in their own country, putting Italy in second place (70 games).

Third went to Moldova (66 games), with such nations as Estonia (46), Greece (45), Bulgaria (35), Latvia (31) and Lithuania (31) present in the Top 10.

The survey, conducted between June 27, 2009 and November 22, 2012, was based on the data received from bookmakers in 53 European countries.