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Fifa says it has received no evidence of match fixing involving Cameroon

Fifa said on Wednesday it had received no evidence of corruption involving Cameroon’s World Cup squad.

This comes after a report in Germany which raised suspicions about their first-round defeat to Croatia.

The world football governing body spokesman Delia Fischer said the governing body had requested all details of communications between Germany’s Der Spiegel magazine and notorious Singapore match-fixer Wilson Raj Perumal.

Wilson Raj on Tuesday denied he had predicted the result of Cameroon’s 0-4 defeat to Croatia last month, which is now the subject of an investigation by Cameroon’s Football Federation, AFP reported.

Referee Pedro Proenca of Portugal sends off Cameroon's Alexandre Song for a challenge on Croatia's Mario Mandzukic.

“We have requested from Der Spiegel all the communications with Perumal and any other material they claim to possess in order to prove the allegations they have made in public,” Ms Fischer said.

“The article has put the integrity of the Fifa World Cup in question, which is a serious allegation.”

Ms Fischer reiterated that so far none of the 56 matches played at the World Cup had given cause for concern. 

She said: “As mentioned on various occasions, Fifa has carefully monitored all 56 games to date and continues to monitor.”

Source: AFP

 

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