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Latvian football club booted out for match-fixing

Could this be the first of a few teams from the old Eastern Europe in trouble for match-fixing?

Latvian Football Club Banned Following Betting Probe

One of the top clubs in the Latvian football league, FC Dinaburg, have been banned for the rest of the season after the club's Prsident and head coach were found to have placed bets on the outcome of the team's matches following an investigation by the Latvian Football Federation and UEFA.

Had it been in England, they probably would have received a pathetic slap on the wrist....

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  1. Hi Scott!

    Actually this club has had a lots of slaps on the wrist since 2004... but obviously this time authorities have had enaugh :)
    Some locally represented international bookmakers have taken them out of the offer long time ago.
    In Latvia, I believe, the betting volume of major league matches is ten times lover than on the England's 5th league - so its not hard for the bookmakers to figure out irregular betting patterns.

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