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French authorities probe match-fixing claims in PSG’s Champions League match

ARJEL, the body in charge of regulating online gambling in France, said it did not notice any suspicious bets on the game.

French authorities are reportedly investigating claims of match-fixing surrounding a Champions League match between Paris Saint-Germain and Red Star Belgrade. (AP/File Photo) 

French authorities are reportedly investigating claims of match-fixing surrounding a Champions League match between Paris Saint-Germain and Red Star Belgrade after UEFA warned them of a possible manipulation of the result.

L’Equipe newspaper reports that a Red Star official is suspected of betting 5 million euros ($5.8 million) on Red Star losing by five goals. PSG won the game 6-1. France’s financial prosecutor’s office declined to comment on the report. According to L’Equipe, the prosecutor’s office was alerted by UEFA days before the Oct. 3 game at the Parc des Princes.

ARJEL, the body in charge of regulating online gambling in France, told the newspaper it did not notice any suspicious bets on the game.

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