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Swedish league game canceled due to fixing

A SWEDISH league match between Goteborg and AIK was called off yesterday because of an apparent match-fixing bid.

Swedish soccer federation general secretary Hakan Sjostrand said it was “a very serious attack against Swedish football and we will never, never accept it”. The match had been scheduled for yesterday in Goteborg. The federation said an AIK player was offered “a substantial amount ... if he actively contributes to the club losing the evening’s planned match”. The Aftonbladet daily reported that Goteborg said its goalkeeper was approached. Stockholm-based AIK is in 6th place in the league with 14 points while Goteborg (10) is 11th.

 

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