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World Cup match fixed, says FIFA security expert

World Cup match between Nigeria and Greece 'fixed', says former FIFA man



22:09 GMT, 6 August 2012

A former FIFA security expert sparked new fears that match-fixing and corruption are rife in international football last night by claiming at least one World Cup match has been investigated.

In an interview with Channel 4 News, Chris Eaton, FIFA’s former head of security, also claimed a player from the Championship had reported concerns to the corruption unit.

The World Cup game under scrutiny, according to Eaton, was a Group B fixture between Nigeria and Greece at South Africa 2010.

Kicking off: Nigerian midfielder Sani Kaita (right) was sent off during the match

Kicking off: Nigerian midfielder Sani Kaita (right) was sent off during the match

Nigeria midfielder Sani Kaita was sent off in the 33rd minute after kicking out at an opponent. His side were 1-0 up at the time but Greece won 2-1.

FIFA deny investigating any games from the tournament and Channel 4 News were unable to get a comment from Kaita or his agent.

UEFA are investigating evidence that suggests a Europa League match was fixed last month. They say their betting fraud monitoring system ‘detected suspicious betting patterns’ in Albanian club Tirana’s 5-0 defeat by Aalesund of Norway.

London 2012 Olympics: Hysen Pulaku banned after testing positive for banned steroid

Albanian weightlifter Pulaku banned after testing positive for banned steroid



12:53 GMT, 28 July 2012

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Albanian weightlifter Hysen Pulaku has been thrown out of London 2012 after failing a drugs test, the International Olympic Committee have announced.

Pulaku, 20, tested positive for stanozolol on July 23.

His file is due to be sent to the International Weightlifting Federation.

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Ban: Weightlifter Pulaku has been dropped by Albania

Ban: Weightlifter Pulaku has been dropped by Albania

Albania's Olympic Committee revealed on Friday that it had dropped Pulaku from its team after he tested positive for a banned substance.

Stanozolol is an anabolic steroid.

The IOC said they were confident the targeting of tests at the Games was paying dividends.

IOC communications director Mark Adams said: 'We do target the key sports and the key athletes where we have suspicions.

'We hope this will be a message that if you are doping then we will catch you.

'There are going to be 5,000 tests at this Games so no-one should think they can get away with it.'

VIDEO: The IOC warns they will catch athletes who use drugs…