Football: Macedonians Pobeda facing match-fixing inquiry.Byline: Dan Childs
UEFA UEFA Union of European Football Associations
UEFA n abbr (= Union of European Football Associations) → U.E.F.A. have accused the President of Macedonian team FK Pobeda FK Pobeda (Macedonian: ФК Победа) is a football team of Republic of Macedonia from the city of Prilep, that currently plays in the Macedonian First League. and one of their players of fixing a Champions League match five years ago, writes Dan Childs.
The organisation received reports of irregular betting patterns relating to relating to relate prep → concernant
relating to relate prep → bezüglich +gen, mit Bezug auf +acc a July 2004 qualifying match between Pobeda and Pyunik Yerevan, which was won 3-1 by the Armenian visitors.
The charges - which apply to former president Acule Zabrcanec and an unnamed player - follow a statement by Uefa president Michel Platini stressing the need to get tough.
He said: "Illegal betting can kill our sport, If the results are fixed in advance, soccer has no reason to exist."
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