26 Mar 2009

UEFA to lay match fixing charges against a football club

9:32 am on 26 March 2009

European football's governing body, UEFA says it is about to bring match fixing charges against a European club.

UEFA general secretary David Taylor says there are a number of cases they have been looking at, and while it is very complex and very difficult to find proof, they will within the next couple of days be issuing charges against one club.

Taylor did not disclose what country the club was from.

In September UEFA said it was reviewing 10 matches from the current UEFA Cup season and 15 from last season for irregular betting patterns, all in the competition's preliminary rounds.

UEFA will launch a gambling investigating unit next season featuring experts who will review suspected irregularities in matches from European competitions.