FIFA denies probing match-fixing allegations at 2010 World Cup

Updated: Aug 08, 2012, 15:41 PM IST

London: FIFA has denied reports that it was investigating match fixing allegations at the 2010 World Cup involving Nigeria and Greece.

A former FIFA official alleged that football’s governing body is still investigating suspicious activity at the game, The Telegraph reports.

The ex-head of security with FIFA, Chris Eaton, told Channel 4 that the organisation were looking into a specific incident in the clash between Nigeria and Greece.

However, a FIFA spokesperson said in a statement: “We are not conducting any match fixing investigation for 2010 FIFA World Cup matches.”

“Ralf Mutschke is the head of Fifa’s new security division. The fight against match fixing is only one of their duties, in addition to stadium security and general event security for all Fifa events including the Fifa World Cup,” The Telegraph quoted him, as saying.

“In relation to match fixing, investigations can be launched by the security division in case there is a suspicion a match or a competition could be fixed.

“Any such issues are then reported to the Fifa Disciplinary Committee (in order to sanction members of the football family) as well as to the disciplinary bodies of national Football Associations and/or to law enforcement organizations,” he said.