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Report: Ex-referee makes fix claims in Argentina

Report: Ex-referee makes fix claims in Argentina

A former referee in Argentina has repeated his claim that football is riddled with corruption, telling a newspaper that clubs pay money to buy championships and fix promotion spots.
Javier Ruiz, a referee until 2010, was quoted as saying in Tuesday's edition of Libre that he was involved in several cases himself and has proof.
Ruiz cites Boca Juniors' 2008 championship and the promotion to the top flight by San Martin de Tucuman in 2008 and Chacarita Juniors in 2009 as examples of fixing.
He first made corruption claims last year.
None of the clubs mentioned have commented.
Gullermo Marconi, head of Argentina's referees' union, told a news channel that an investigation should be opened.


Updated : 2021-06-19 04:24 GMT+08:00