One in five football matches ‘rigged’ in Goa, report reveals | Soccer News

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International betting monitoring agencies have flagged 12 Goa Pro League games for abnormal bets, including one match played on Tuesday. Since December, when the first red flag was raised, agencies have been busy tracking suspicious betting patterns with 12 of 68 games red-flagged and two more classified as Amber II.
Games marked with a red flag are those that have “something really concerning about the bets”, while Amber II are those that have enough evidence to suggest that the betting and/or match action was possibly be abnormal from the point of view of integrity. London-based Sportradar, which has a partnership with the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) in the field of integrity, in particular to combat match-fixing, has informed the Indian Football Federation (AIFF) of three matches disputed in December which gave alarming results. .
For the three matches played between December 13 and December 29 last year, Sportradar said in its report, “there is clear and overwhelming evidence that the conduct or outcome of this match was improperly influenced with a view to ‘obtain profits from corrupt bets’. These matches include Dempo SC v Calangute Association (4-0), YC Manora v Dempo (0-4) and Velsao SCC v Sporting Clube de Goa (0-5). For these games, the evidence indicated that bettors had prior knowledge of Calangute, Manora and Velsao all losing the first half and ultimately the game.
Significantly, Genius Sports, integral partners of the Goa Football Association (GFA) which organizes the league, also reported all three games, in addition to another clash between FC Goa and Manora which the former won 2-0 December 30, the last game. before the league was halted due to rising Covid-19 cases. As reported exclusively by TOI on Thursday, Genius Sports has raised the red flag for six matches played between March 15 and March 24, 2022.
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