Football Notes: Spanish Club Racing Santander Denies Match-Fixing Allegations
Spanish third-division side Racing Santander has "denied an allegation" its 3-0 home win against Hercules "on the final day of the second-division season was fixed" and said that it will cooperate fully with a probe by Spanish and European football authorities (REUTERS, 7/11). ... The owner of one of the teams caught up in Nigeria's match-fixing goal-fest scandal "has disowned and disbanded the club." Bubayaro Owner Shuaibu-Gara Gombe "has now walked away from his disgraced club." He said, "As soon as I heard the result I disbanded the team" (INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL, 7/11).