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SBD Global/July 13, 2012/International Football

Former Teammates Of Claus Lundekvam Deny Spot-Fixing Claims

The former teammates of one-time Southampton FC player Claus Lundekvam "lined up to distance themselves from the player's claims of spot-fixing during his time at the club," according to the PA. Former player Matthew Le Tissier did admit to one isolated incident of attempted spot-fixing in his autobiography. He tweeted: "Aside from that one incident in my book, I've never been involved in any betting scams and have no idea of Claus Lundekvam's claims." Francis Benali, who preceded Lundekvam as captain, said in reference to Lundekvam's previous revelations about battling alcohol and drug problems: "It is widely-known Claus has had quite a few personal problems in recent times, and I wonder if that is why he has come out with this story." Former Southampton defender Paul Williams told the Daily Mail, "I sat next to Claus in the dressing room and was his partner at centre-half. I can't speak about what happened before I arrived, but nothing untoward happened that I was aware of while I was there." Manager, between '97-00, Dave Jones "echoed those sentiments." He said, "I know nothing about what Claus has said. I never heard anything like that discussed in the dressing room either" (PA, 7/12).
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