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2019.12.05 18:03

Two probes into football match-fixing launched in Lithuania

Ramūnas Jakubauskas, BNS2019.12.05 18:03

Police launched two investigations into alleged match-fixing after the Lithuanian Football Federation sanctioned Klaipeda's Atlantas and Palanga's Palanga football clubs.

"We have two ongoing pre-trial investigations after one was dropped due to a lack of evidence," Deputy Chief Police Commissioner General Edvardas Šileris told reporters on Thursday.

He also said suspicions had been brought against several people, without providing more details on the investigation.

Edgaras Stankevičius, secretary general of the Lithuanian Football federation, said 25 reports have been received from Sportradar, an agency detecting possible match-fixing through betting analysis.

Earlier this year, Atlantas and Palanga, both playing in the country's top league, as well as several players and one of the club's director were sanctioned for match-fixing.