Football News

Spanish football facing match-fixing investigation

Created on Aug. 05, 2013 7:06 PM EST

Nine Spanish league games are set to be investigated over allegations of match-fixing, the Liga de Futbol Profesional (LFP) have revealed.

Three games played in the Spanish top flight and a further six in the second tier are facing scrutiny after unusual betting patterns were detected.

But LFP president Javier Tebas has refused to reveal which games are currently being looked at.

"I am not going to say which matches because I think that could prejudice the investigation, but our suspicions are for various reasons and they are from unusual betting before matches," he said.

"All of the matches are being investigated and all have been communicated to the anti-corruption prosecutor. I can't speak about how the investigation is going because I do not know and if I did I would not say."

During his time as LFP vice-president, Tebas declared his intention to rid Spanish football of match fixing.

The 51-year-old insisted back in January that Spain could see a scandal "similar to the ones in Italy", despite admitting he had no evidence of such acts.

Loading ...