Cameroon accused of throwing World Cup games; investigation opened

Cameroon team players called 'bad apples' by officials investigating fraud at World Cup

An official investigation began Monday into the Cameroon men’s national soccer team and allegations that it threw all of its matches in the World Cup.

The Cameroon Football Assn. is investigating seven “bad apples” accused of fraud in the preliminary games, all of which were lost, according to a news release from the Fédération Camerounaise de Football.

FIFA has not yet contacted the association about opening an investigation, but one was initiated by the organization’s administration, according to the release.  

The Cameroon team lost to Brazil, Mexico and Croatia.

The Croatia match was noted in particular as a game lost far too handily by the Cameroon team, according to the release.

“We are strongly committed to employ all means necessary to resolve this disruptive matter in the shortest of delays,” the association said.  

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