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Fifa investigates six officials over 'match-fixing'

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Fifa has begun disciplinary proceedings against six match officials in relation to possible match-fixing in two international friendly fixtures.

The games under suspicion are Bulgaria against Estonia and Latvia against Bolivia, which were both played at the Turkish resort of Antalya.

Latvia beat Bolivia 2-1 and Bulgaria drew 2-2 against Estonia, with all seven goals coming from penalties.

Authorities were alerted due to unusual betting patterns on the two games.

A Fifa statement read: "Proceedings were opened following an evaluation of all documentation and information received by Fifa, in relation to a possible match-fixing situation in these matches.

"The Fifa Disciplinary Committee will be in charge to deal with the matter."

At the time, Estonian Football Association spokesman Mihkel Uiboleht admitted there had been concern about the matches.

He said: "The friendly was organised by an agency with whom we will not work any more," said Uiboleht.

"We received information of possible manipulation even before the game as the same agency also organised the match between Latvia and Bolivia and there was the same scenario there."

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