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Manipulation suspicion with WC 2006 and in the federal league

Four million euros on a home victory: After information DER SPIEGEL is to have shifted a Malaysian godfather end 2005 two federal league plays. Also the WM-round of the last sixteen between Ghana and Brazil stands for the searches according to under manipulation suspicion.

Hamburg - the eighth final play of the soccer world championship 2006 in Germany between Brazil and Ghana is to have been shifted by an Asian syndicate. Therefore the gamblers set on the fact that Ghana with at least two goals loss difference. The Canadian journalist distinguished several times for its investigative work maintains Declan Hill in an interview with the DER SPIEGEL.

Hill followed to the world-wide connections of the Wettmafia for its book “safe victories”, which appears on coming Tuesday in Germany, three years long. According to its searches the former Ghanaian national goalkeeper Abukari Damba is to have been the contact man between a godfather from Bangkok and players of the Ghanaian crew, the play in Dortmund 0:3 lost. Hill says about its investigations in the criminal environment: “I know that I play with the fire.”

After searches DER SPIEGEL are remarkable also in the German professional football of two plays. This concerns the portions Hanover 96 against the 1st FC Kaiserslautern on 26 November 2005 and the secondary league play Karlsruhe sports club against sport friends victories on 7 August 2005. In the center of the search is located the Malaysier William Bee Wah Lim, which was condemned in June 2007 of Frankfurt regional courts because of tried manipulation by plays in the German regional league and in of Austria first league to two years and five months detention. The now remarkable plays were not the subject of the process against sedans.

Basis of the reporting are documents of the preliminary investigation like the 208 sides comprehensive recording of Lims Internet bets with its Asian connecting people. Besides numerous indications point out that Lim had personal contacts to the crews of the 1st FC Kaiserslautern, Karlsruhe sports club and the sport friends victories. All players, whose reveals connections to the godfather of the DER SPEIGEL, protest their innocence.

Lim set with Asian Bookies on the defeat of the FCK in Hanover 2.8 million euros. Hanover won 5:1, Lim earned approximately 2.2 million euros. Before the play of the KSC approximately for victories Lim set approximately four million euros on a home victory, Karlsruhe triumphed 2:0. Lim, which was released after its condemnation at the beginning of of June 2007 against reporting editions and a bail at a value of 40,000 euros, submerged abroad. Against it therefore January a warrant of arrest exists in Germany since in the middle of. Its lawyer in Frankfurt did not express itself to the search results.

DER SPIEGEL http://www.spiegel.de/sport/fussball/0,1518,575337,00.html (in german)
 

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I have no idea what the article is trying to say :confused:
LOL Its difficult to understand after running it through an online translator.

But big bucks have been put on a games.

What I thought was most interesting is that the same sources cracks this news who told about the bribed ref in Bundesliga who got €70k to fix games.
 

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It's a bit confusing actually :rolleyes:

But anyway, although bribery and match-fixing in football is terrible, it probably doesn't matter THAT much since they didn't win the World Cup.
 
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