Serbian footballer arrested in Italy for match-fixing

Updated: 27 November 2012 16:08 IST

Italian police have announced the arrest of Serbian footballer Almir Gegic, who has been wanted since June 2011 for alleged involvement in a widespread match-fixing case.

Rome:

Italian police have announced the arrest of Serbian footballer Almir Gegic, who has been wanted since June 2011 for alleged involvement in a widespread match-fixing case.

After more than a year on the run, Gegic turned himself in. Police on Tuesday released a video of his arrival at Milan's Malpensa airport on Monday.

Gegic was brought to a jail in Cremona, where prosecutor Roberto Di Martino's match-fixing inquiry is based. More than 50 people have been arrested so far and more than 100 are under investigation.

Gegic was allegedly a link between the fixing ring's base in Asia and Italian footballers.

Gegic played for Vicenza in Italy from 1998-2000. He also played for some Turkish clubs, and was most recently with Chiasso in Switzerland from 2007-11.

Topics : Football Harbhajan Singh Tillakaratne Dilshan
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