GFA and UEFA scotch ‘match fixing’ rumours
The Gibraltar Football Association has dismissed accusations of match fixing following the recent draw against Lichtenstein.
This comes after numerous social media users had claimed the game was ‘fixed’ after three Lichtenstein goals were disallowed including one free kick with no apparent infringement.
One user claimed that an abnormally high level of bets had been taken on the game with £421,000 alone being placed through gaming firm Bet Fair.
Responding to the allegations, the GFA said it had taken note of the social media rumours.
The GFA said that UEFA has confirmed to it that the match traded normally, meaning that no irregular betting patterns were identified.
“Furthermore, UEFA have clarified that the high betting turnover for the match can be explained as the match was played on a very quiet evening of football globally,” the GFA said in a statement.
“Betfair have also confirmed to UEFA that they have no concerns over this match.”
“There is therefore no substance to the social media rumours and both the GFA and UEFA are satisfied that no investigation is warranted. “