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Volume 10 No. 24
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Football Notes: Match-Fixing Trial Starts In Brussels, Belgium

A Belgian trial "implicating players and coaches and a Chinese betting syndicate in a huge match-fixing scandal opened in Brussels on Monday in the absence of the alleged ringleader." China's Zheyun Ye, who stands accused by Belgian prosecutors of "buying several matches in the Belgian championship" between '04-06, was absent having evaded arrest for several years (AFP, 2/3). ... Romanian side CFR Cluj Owner Arpad Paszkany "has confirmed plans to find a new investor for the Romanian club which currently plays in Liga 1, the top tier of the country's professional football league." Paszkany "has invested heavily into the club over the past 13 years." He "is now looking for new investment" (INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL, 2/3).