Daugavpils soccer team accused of match fixing

  • 2009-11-26
  • TBT Staff

The UEFA is investigating the club for alleged match-fixing this summer

DAUGAVPILS - Daugavpils-based soccer team "Dinaburg" has been accused of match-fixing as part of one of the largest probe's in the history of the sport.

The Union of European Football Association (UEFA) is investigating the club for possible match-fixing during the match with the Isreali team Bnei Yehuda this summer, the Assocated Press reported on Nov. 25. 

Albanian, Slovenian and Hungarian teams are also being investigated as part of the probe.

Latvian news agency LETA reported that club president Oleg Gavrilov and head coach Tamaz Pertiya have also both been disqualified from Latvian football for life.

"At the start people were certainly shocked about the magnitude (of the scandal)," the AP reported UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino as saying.