Ex-Cagliari midfielder O'Neill: I fixed games in Italy

Former Cagliari midfielder Fabian O’Neill has confessed to 'fixing' games in Italy.

Former Cagliari midfielder Fabian O’Neill has confessed to 'fixing' games in Italy.

The Uruguayan played for Cagliari from 1995-2000, going on to Juventus in 2000-02 and Perugia for six months.

“I fixed games myself in Italy,” O’Neill told Montevideo.com.uy and calcionews24.

“Against Chievo Verona we both would’ve been safe from relegation with a draw and the clubs would pay us a $60,000 bonus each. I went to speak to their captain and we all placed bets on a draw.

“At the 87th minute one of our players scored and we went 2-1 up, a shot from 40 metres that went into the top corner. That wasn’t supposed to happen. So I shouted at Diego Lopez: ‘Concede a goal or they’re going to kill us.’ Diego lost possession and they scored the 2-2 final result.

“It wasn’t the only time, as I did it with Perugia too, as I was captain and we all placed bets.”

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