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Fifa was warned of Nigeria World Cup match-fixing fears

9 Jul 2010

NIGERIA -- The BBC will show a news report later today that reveals Fifa received a warning about World Cup match-fixing and Nigeria's football team.

Fifa, who do not deny the warning, say it found no sign of match-fixing in World Cup matches, according to BBC.

The warning came from a Uefa investigator in South Africa who became suspicious, the report said.

Nigeria lost to Greece in the first round of qualifying matches, which caused the president to sack, then reinstate after complaints the entire football team, the BBC said.

The upcoming BBC Newsnight report will also profile a suspected match-fixer, Ante Sapina, currently awaiting trial in Germany.

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