Almeria captain Morcillo arrested

Almeria captain Jorge Morcillo has been arrested on match-fixing charges as part of Operation Cortes, it has been confirmed.

El Confidencial report Morcillo was arrested as he was about to board a plane to Italy and his arrest relate to charges of the match between the Andalusian club and Gimnastic, which ended 1-1, on 22nd January.

Federbet are said to have begun suspicions due to a high volume of betting being placed on the result of the match ahead of its kick-off, particularly on the clash ending 1-1.

Morcillo did not play in the match but he is alleged to have convinced several of those who did the start the game in relation to the bets.

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