World Cup referees suspected of past fixing

Two referees working at the World Cup have been identified as strong suspects in the fixing of international games, reported the Mail on Sunday.

Sources say Fifa were informed during the current tournament that there is evidence of alleged past malpractice by at least two officials on duty. But it is understood that by the time this information got to Fifa, the two referees had already officiated matches.

Fifa said: 'It is important to note that we have no indications that the integrity of the Fifa World Cup has been compromised.'

The tournament has already been rocked by allegations of fixing after a German magazine reported that convicted match-fixer Wilson Raj Perumal had predicted - correctly - before Cameroon's group match with Croatia that Croatia would win 4-0 and that Cameroon would have a man sent off. Perumal denies telling Der Spiegel this, saying he spoke to them after the match.