Three footballers in Australia's top tier arrested in betting probe

17 May 2024
2024-05-17 15:31

Three footballers in Australia's top-tier A-League were arrested on Friday in a betting probe, accused of taking "corrupt" payments from an organized crime figure to manipulate games.

Police said a senior player organized for his team-mates to give away penalties and collect yellow cards during matches in late 2023. The player was "acting under the instruction and direction of an organized crime figure currently offshore in South America", said by officials.

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