Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Another week, another match-fixing scandal

It seems like world soccer cannot go more then a week these days without another match-fixing scandal breaking out. This time it is in the Chilean league where two players for Santiago Morning have said that they were offered bribes to throw a match against Universidad Catolica.

However, there is some good news here, it appears the players did not take the money and that the offer was from a group involved in illegal betting and not from Universidad Catolica.

After the news broke, the coach of another club reported similar attempts to bribe his players.

On the scale of soccer scandals, this ranks about as low as one can get. It's nice to see players do the right thing and refuse to tarnish the game. Cheers to you.


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