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Three more arrested over match-fixing claims

Three more arrested over match fixing claims

Yesterday, three more people were arrested following new claims of match-fixing in English football. The National Crime Agency (NCA) has stated it moved ahead with the arrests based on data provided by The Sun on Sunday's tabloid.

According to the newspaper, an undercover reporter met Portsmouth player Sam Sodje who started boasting to the undercover reporter about his exploits and skills in fixing football matches in second-tier English football events. He said he could also rig Premier League events and that a friend of his and former Nigeria international player was planning on fixing the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil.

The NCA said in a statement, "An active NCA investigation is now underway and we are working closely with the Football Association and the Gambling Commission. Three people are in custody and are being questioned by NCA officers. We cannot comment further at this stage."