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Game-fixing investigated in World Cup tuneups

Authorities in England are reportedly investigating allegations of attempted game-fixing involving a soccer friendly between Scotland and Nigeria to be played in London on Wednesday. The website of the Daily Telegraph newspaper said Tuesday that officers from the National Crime Agency (NCA) have asked FIFA, the governing body for world soccer, “to issue an alert over potential attempts to rig the game.” The NCA, which investigates organized crime, and FIFA both declined to comment on the report. Last year Europol investigators said an 18-month investigation had found evidence indicating that more than 680 soccer games around the world may have been fixed, among them a...

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