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65 suspects sent to football discipline committee for rigging games

10-21-2010 10:20 BJT

ISTANBUL, Oct. 20 (Xinhua) -- Sixty-five suspects being investigated for bookkeeping and rigging games were sent to the Professional Football Discipline Committee, according to a report by the Turkish Football Federation (TFF) here on Wednesday.

Upon an August 4, 2009 complaint by the TFF, the Istanbul, Diyarbakir and Bochum public prosecutors began investigating the case. The TFF itself examined 58 matches in depth.

The TFF noted that all 65 of the suspects were members of the "football family".

Twenty-two of the 65 were sent to the discipline committee on probation due to previously being arrested then let go.

Of those sent to the committee, 36 are professional football players, 12 amatuer players, 8 are coaches or trainers, 4 are referees, 2 are football representatives, 2 are club presidents and 1 is a club administrator.

Editor:Jin Lin |Source: Xinhua

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