The KVNB have refuted claims that there was evidence of match fixing during Netherlands 8-1 victory over Hungary last month.

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net hungAn article in De Telegraaf this morning suggested that match fixing was rife in Netherlands, and there was evidence that it had occurred during Netherlands hammering of Hungary.

Match fixing investigator Paul Rooij said, “Prior to that game are very large bets on a score with a large goal difference,”

However these views have been rubbished by the KNVB, who let their feelings known with a spokesperson releasing a statement on their website.

The statement read, “The KNVB has not received any signals from UEFA, who monitor all UEFA competitions with the ‘Betting Fraud Detection System, which they use to analyze gambling around games.”

“The KNVB sends the article to care for UEFA, so that they can determine if they see reason for additional research”

Match fixing claims are becoming more common in Netherlands, with Voetbal International stating in September that four Eerste Divisie games had been fixed.

An investigation on match fixing continues all around Europe with Germany, and other leagues around the world coming under the spotlight.

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