Police Announce Arrests in Greek Match-Fixing Probe

    Nine people have been arrested in connection with a probe into match-fixing in Greek football, police announced on Wednesday.
    Police conducted an extensive search at suspects’ homes following an investigation by Greek judicial authorities in the last few months over a list of 41 matches submitted by UEFA to the local football authorities.
    The presidents of Super League sides Olympiakos Volou, Achilleas Beos and Kavala, Stavros Psomiadis are reportedly among the nine men arrested. Beos’s lawyer has confirmed the arrest of his client.
    The nine Greeks – also said to include the president of second-division side Ilioupoli, Giorgos Tsakoyiannis, and the manager of second-division side Ethnikos Asteras, Nikos Pantelis – are remanded in custody accused of betting fraud, money laundering and participation in a criminal group.
    According to reports, at least 20 people were detained in total, including a number of football agents and the son of a well-known Athens soccer and basketball official.
    “As part of the Athens prosecutor’s investigation a large-scale police operation has been conducted, which has resulted in nine arrests so far in connection with match-fixing. Investigations are continuing,” said a police statement.



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