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Man City captain Kompany unsurprised by Belgian corruption investigations

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany isn't surprised by corruption investigations running through Belgian football.

The Mirror says Belgian prosecutors charged a referee and four other people on Thursday with match-fixing in the country's top soccer league in a broad investigation into alleged corruption into the domestic game.

Three months after the Belgian national side reached the World Cup semi-finals, Thursday's news indicating uncomfortably close ties between agents, soccer officials and referees has dominated Belgian media.

Kompany told VTM: "The link is very close to the world of human trafficking, drug dealing and prostitution, where there's a lot of money on offer.

"Where hidden transactions are possible, you have that. There are a lot of good people, but also many bad."

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