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match-fixing tip-off causes Norwegian FA to postpone game

The Norwegian Football Association made the bold step today of postponing a match in the Adeccoliga (Div 1) between Ull/Kisa and Ham Kam on the suspicion of match-fixing. Read the TV2 article below.

Adecco match cancelled on suspicion of match-fixing (translated from Norwegian)

Interestingly, there's little evidence to suggest a fix was in place - the Betfair market shows nothing untoward and other firms spoken to knew nothing either. It is believed the FA were tipped off about an approach being made and took steps to ensure it couldn't go ahead.

In response, my old friend Ragnar Liaskar (@raeggi) from TV2's sports betting programme Sport og Spill (the programme I appeared on as a guest - it was my profile pic) was interviewed:

Match-fixing in Norway (translated)

The Norwegian FA will hold a press conference this afternoon where more will be revealed. At the very least, it's bravo to Norway for reporting such an approach and bravo to their FA for acting swiftly to prevent anything going ahead.

UPDATE

At the press conference, it was revealed that one of the Ull/Kisa players had been caught betting heavily against his team. Ull/Kisa currently sit second on the table, while Ham Kam are 10th out of 16 clubs.

Also mentioned that other matches, including a match on June 24 in the third tier of Norwegian football, where Follo led 3-0 after 54 minutes, and then conceded four goals in 20 minutes to lose 4-3 to Ostsiden.

Here's the translated article from the press conference.

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