Norwegian Player Arrested in Match-Fixing Investigation

July 12, 2012

A lower-tier Norwegian football player has been detained in a match-fixing investigation, medicine sparked by the postponement of a weekend game by the Norwegian Football Association.

Norwegian publication NTB cites police as saying the player for third-tier club Follo, click who was not named, was suspected of ‘benefitting or receiving money for fixing match results.’

Club captain Anders Lubeck said on the team website Thursday that an investigation was necessary, but did not confirm that a player had been detained. Police could not be reached for confirmation.

Earlier this week, the Norwegian association asked police to investigate several suspicious match results and canceled a second-tier game because of fears of match-fixing.