Coach detained in Spain as police probe match-fixing

Coach detained in Spain as police probe match-fixing

Javier Howell
April 5, 2017

In truth, after reports have emerged that the game was fixed, it's fairly obvious looking at some of the goals that were scored.

Eldense defender, Emmanuel Mendy said the club's assistant coach, Fran Ruiz had spoken to him about a plan to fix the game. There are claims that players on Eldense threw the match.

Following the development, the club said it would not play any more matches this season, but later backtracked and confirmed the fixtures would be honoured.

A spokesman for the investment group, Jose Miguel Esquembre, said the board did not have the authority to suspend the activities of CD Eldense whose crushing defeat was a joint record score for the Segunda B division and sealed their relegation with six games of the season left to go.

La Liga president Javier Tebas said: "We're going to investigate because there are certain collateral issues with an Italian investment group that bear the hallmarks of the possible involvement of an worldwide betting ring with a view to match-fixing".

"Players who do not play and suddenly they put them in, then they remove players who are doing well".

"Four (Eldense) players are involved", Saad said. Emmanuel Mendy is another player who refused to warm up and did not participate in the game because he knew what had happened.

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"I don't know what the final score was meant to be, but it was commented that it had to be 8-0 at half time", said Cheikh in the Spanish media.

"I don't care. When they let me say the names I will say them but I'm not going to go from ground to ground with people laughing at me when I always do my best on the pitch."

They are not involved in any way.

And, that they had ended ties with the group of Italian investors.

Dani Romera and Jesus Alfaro helped themselves to first-half hat-tricks, while Alex Carbonell, Gerard Gumbau, Alberto Perea, Kaptoum, Marc Cardona and Nacho Abeledo also got in on the act. Alex Carbonell, Gerard Gumbau, Alberto Perea, Kaptoum, Marc Cardona and Nacho Abeledo also scored for Barcelona B.

Both are under suspicion of private corruption after allegedly manipulating the record-breaking result of Saturday's game against FC Barcelona B to obtain a financial benefit through betting.

Watch all the goals from Barcelona B's 12-0 win over Eldense below.