Police in cooperation with UEFA investigate possible match-fixing in Latvian football

  • 2019-10-09
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - The State Police, in cooperation with the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) and Latvian Football Federation, have launched a criminal case on match-fixing in Latvian football, the State Police informed LETA.

The State Police will give a press conference on Wednesday to provide further information about the case.

Interior Minister Sandis Girgens (KPV LV), State Police Chief Ints Kuzis, Latvian Football Federation President Kaspars Gorkss and a UEFA representative will take part in the press conference.

Under the Criminal Law, persons convicted of match-fixing can be sentenced to up to five years in prison, community service or a fine.

Recently, Daugavpils portal Gorod.lv reported that the State Police had detained former president of the Daugavpils football club Dinaburg, Olegs Gavrilovs for possible match-fixing. The State Police refused to tell LETA whether they had detained Gavrilovs.

Gavrilovs was detained back in 2014 on suspicion of match-fixing. In total, eight persons associated with Daugavpils Daugava football club were detained that time.