Spain: Two Eldense players and coach arrested in corruption probe after 12-0 loss

Author(s): Richard Martin | Date: April 4, 2017 | Language: English
Source: http://www.reuters.com/ | URL: https://goo.gl/8i6NCb | Type: Text

Two Eldense players have been arrested along with the club’s coach and managing director in a corruption investigation over alleged match-fixing after the team’s 12-0 Spanish third-tier joint record loss to Barcelona’s B side, police sources said.
A Spanish police source on Tuesday declined to name the two players but confirmed that Eldense’s Italian coach Filippo Di Pierro and managing director Nobile Capuani had been arrested.
Di Pierro joined the club in January after being hired by the unnamed Italian investment group which managed Eldense’s sporting and financial affairs until Sunday.
Defender Emmanuel Mendy said in an interview with radio station Cadena Ser on Monday that the club’s assistant coach, Fran Ruiz, had spoken to him in the hotel before the game about the plot to fix it.

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