Concacaf Bribery and Match Fixing (Again!)

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  1. AussieLFC79

    AussieLFC79 TIA Regular

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    Wow, even though we all know stuff like this goes on, the level this time is purely shocking and disgusting. But full credit to the players and coaches for going public with this. Especially in the poorer countries, the temptation for easy money must be realy inticing so to see the whole squad stand together and refuse it speaks loadly to their character

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37284033
     
  2. ubermick

    ubermick Willing to drive Moreno to the airport Admin

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    That's the oddest match fixing attempt I've seen - they were offered money to WIN the game? Wouldn't it have made more sense for yer man doing the bribery to pay off the Canadians? (Which he probably did do, mind...)
     
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  3. pottymonster

    pottymonster I am one with the Force, the Force is with me.

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    Don't be hating on the Canadians. We're too polite to accept a bribe.
     
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  4. Prolix

    Prolix Well-Known Member

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    1. El Salvador has a 'track record' on match fixing.
    2. El Salvador was already unable to qualify, the thinking being that this could give them greater incentive for the game.
    3. Canadian footballers undoubtedly have a much higher average level of well-being. I doubt very many would be motivated by $3k.
     
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  5. AussieLFC79

    AussieLFC79 TIA Regular

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    It didn't involve the canadians directly as it was an El Salvador local who was bribing the players to help Haiti qualify instead of Canada
     
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  6. Celtic Dragon

    Celtic Dragon TIA's Tusken Druid

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    Maybe it was a win bonus rather than a bribe?
     
  7. inaiq

    inaiq "Some people feel the rain others just get wet"

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    There is a full interview, with one of their players Richard Minivare(sp) on the BBC World Service right now
    He talks very openly about how it came about and why the players decided to go public. He also said match fixing goes on all the time, and in small countries like El Salvadore it is easier.
    You may be able to get a podcast.
     
  8. AussieLFC79

    AussieLFC79 TIA Regular

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    Will look out for it as will be interesting listening by the sounds of it
     

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