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Ander Herrera And Forty Others Named In Alleged La Liga Match Fixing Scandal

Daniel Pim
By Daniel Pim
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Manchester United's Ander Herrera, along with forty other players have been named as defendants in an alleged match fixing case stemming from a match in 2011. Spain's anti corruption prosecutors filed their case on Monday following an investigation into Real Zaragoza's 2-1 win over Levante on the final day of the 2010-11 season that kept Zaragoza from being relegated.


In their court filings the prosecutors alleged that the Levante players were paid €965,000 (£766,000) in cash to lose the game and allow Zaragoza to avoid relegation. Atletico Madrid captain Gabi was also one of the defendants named in the case along with the current manager of Japan Javier Aguirre.

The prosecutors said that Zaragoza first paid the money into into the accounts of their players and staff, including Herrera, Gabi and Aguirre and they in turn passed the money onto the Levante players.

The judge overseeing the case will now rule on whether to proceed with prosecution.

[The Guardian]



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