Extremadura allege match-fixing bribes

Extremadura have claimed they were offered €300k by promotion playoff opponents Cartagena in order to throw the match.

The club, who are based in the region carrying the same name, ended their 16-year hiatus from Spain’s top two tiers last weekend thanks to a 1-0 playoff victory.

El Mundo report they have received access to the reports, which are now in the hands of the police force and an investigation is now ongoing.

Extremadura Coach Juan Sabas has claimed he was offered the vast sum of money by Cartagena, to tell his players to allow their opponents to win while several other players have reported similar.

Sabas said he was approached while shopping and he phoned the club’s president immediately, who later passed the details onto the Spanish FA who then contacted local authorities.

Earlier this month, Almeria captain Jorge Morcillo was arrested following match-fixing allegations.

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