Six arrested in England for fixing football matches

London: The National Crime Agency (NCA) has arrested six people, including three footballers, on suspicion of fixing English football matches.

It is reported that the games involved were at levels no higher than the Football Conference, the fifth tier of the sport in England, reports Xinhua.

"Six men have been arrested across the country as part of an NCA investigation into alleged football match fixing," the NCA said in a statement. "The focus of the operation is a suspected international illegal betting syndicate."

Premier League matches are not reported to be under investigation, and the Football League, which runs the three professional divisions below the Premier League, said it had not been contacted by police.

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