Gossau bans player linked to match-fixing scandal

Updated: 23 November 2009 08:59 IST

Swiss second-division club FC Gossau says it has suspended midfielder Mario Bigoni indefinitely for his alleged role in a European match-fixing scandal.

Gossau Switzerland:

Swiss second-division club FC Gossau says it has suspended midfielder Mario Bigoni indefinitely for his alleged role in a European match-fixing scandal.

Club president Roland Gnaegi said Bigoni has admitted that "not everything was clean" when the team lost 4-0 at home to Lugano in May.

Gnaegi said Monday the 25-year-old Italian player told him he was recruited by an unnamed teammate to fix the result.

A European investigation has resulted in 12 arrests in Germany and two in Switzerland. Some 200 matches are believed to have been manipulated, and a betting syndicate is suspected of bribing players, coaches and referees to fix results.

Swiss club FC Thun banned its Senegalese forward Omar Faye on Sunday for one league match because of his alleged involvement.

Topics : Football Bayern Munchen
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