Eleven football players arrested in Georgia for fixing matches

Eleven football players arrested in Georgia for fixing matches

The Anti-Corruption Agency of Georgia's State Security Service has arrested eight current and three former football players of three football teams for bribery and fixing matches in both minor and major leagues of Georgia.

Police say the organised group contacted footballers and concluded agreements with them to lose games.

On April 3, 2019, FC Lanchkhuti’s Guria, having taken a bribe from the organised group, lost with two goals down in the second half of the match with FC Tbilisi Merani during the 2nd league of the National Championship.

Similarly, FC Wit Georgia lost two goals down to FC Batumi Dinamo in the major league, according to a preliminary agreement.

The organized group and footballers received 93,500 lari (about $34,061) in total. The detainees face four to six years in jail, Agenda.ge reported.

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