Prosecutor calls for most charges in 2011 match-fixing scandal to be dropped


A prosecutor has called for most of the charges against 84 people in connection with the so-called Koriopolis match-fixing scandal that hit Greek soccer in 2011 to be dropped because there is a lack of evidence to suggest that there was an organized attempt to fix the outcome of matches.

The Athens prosecutor said none of the witnesses gave any indication of a concerted effort to ensure a specific outcome that would benefit those who had bet on such results.

The prosecutor said that out of the 25 matches investigated, it appears that seven were fixed. “It is certain that nothing happens without money in soccer,” the prosecutor said. “Money rules in soccer.”