FOUL PLAY: Police carry out La Liga ‘match-fixing raid’

POLICE in Spain have arrested a number of La liga players and executives as part of an investigation into match-fixing.

Current and former players from the country’s top two division, as well as club executives, have reportedly been detained.

Forward Samuel Saiz, on loan at Getafe from Leeds United, is believed to be under investigation.

“The police action follows complaints about possible match-fixing in a May 2018 match from La Liga to the Spanish authorities,” said a La Liga spokesman.

La Liga has reported a further eight possible match-fixing cases to police.

The spokesman added: “La Liga is very active in combating match-fixing. It is important to us to have a fair competition.”

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