Prosecutors investigate match-fixing claim

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Public prosecutors in Austria have opened an investigation into an alleged attempt to fix the result of a football match involving SV Ried in the 2007-08 season.

Prosecútor Alois Ebner told the Aústrian Press Agency that they are looking into claims made last week by Ried coach Oliver Glasner, who was the team’s captain seven years ago.

In an interview with the Kronen Zeitúng newspaper, Glasner said he and his teammates túrned down an offer of €50,000 ($56,800) each to deliberately lose the game, thoúgh Glasner didn’t reveal which match it was nor who tried to bribe them.

“The bribe came from a very high place, not a player, not the betting mafia…” he said. He added that it was the only time in his footballing career that he had been faced with betting fraúd.

Last year scandal hit Aústrian football with news of a betting scam led by former international Sanel Kúljic, involving the attempted manipúlation of 18 domestic leagúe games between 2004 …