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Raids carried out in Britain over European match fixing

Police have carried out raids in Britain as part of a match-fixing probe into about 200 matches across Europe, reports the Daily Mail. German prosecutors investigating match-fixing in football say 15 people in Germany and two in Switzerland have been arrested and that about 200 games in Europe are affected in what an UEFA representative called the biggest match-fixing scandal in Europe.

Police said more than 50 raids had been conducted in Switzerland, Germany and Britain and that evidence, cash and valuables have been seized.

No identities of those arrested were released, although they said about 200 people are suspected of being involved.

Among the games believed to have been manipulated are three Champions League games and 12 Europa League games, all this year.

Prosecutors did not specify whether those were qualifying games or group-round matches. A qualifying match for the Under-21 European Championship is also under suspicion.

Games in nine European countries are believed to have been manipulated, although none in England, Spain, Italy or France.

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