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Al Jazeera investigation

icon matchfix6 March ~ A seemingly innocuous Italian third division match between Unione Sportiva Cremonese and Pagenese in November 2010 sparked a series of events that has led to a worldwide investigation into match fixing. Tests after the game revealed that the Cremonese players, despite winning the match, had been poisoned. A police inquiry blamed their goalkeeper, who had unsuccessfully tried to manipulate the result. It has now become clear that this was part of a global match-fixing syndicate, as the Al Jazeera programme People & Power – The Fix examined last year.

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