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Jun 1, 2014

Report: South Africa friendlies fixed

South African midfielder Siphiwe Tshabalala, left, passes Guatemalan Abner Trigueros in a pre-World Cup friendly in South Africa in 2010. This match, and four others, are at the centre of a match-fixing scandal involving referees.
South African midfielder Siphiwe Tshabalala, left, passes Guatemalan Abner Trigueros in a pre-World Cup friendly in South Africa in 2010. This match, and four others, are at the centre of a match-fixing scandal involving referees.

As many as five international friendlies played in South Africa in advance of the 2010 World Cup were apparently manipulated, the New York Times reported on Saturday.

Citing a leaked FIFA investigative report and other related documents, the newspaper reported that up to 12 matches may have been targeted for fixing. None of those in question were part of the World Cup.

According to the Times, it is "probable" that the matches were fixed so that gamblers could win by making bets based on the knowledge...

May 22, 2014

Cameroon to play Moldova

Samuel Eto'o and the Cameroon squad are training in Austria ahead of the World Cup.

Cameroon will host Moldova in its final friendly before the World Cup after Guatemala cancelled a trip to the West African nation citing security fears, the Cameroon Football Federation said on Thursday.

Guatemala decided not to travel to Cameroon for the June 7 game in the capital Yaounde for "security reasons," federation spokesperson Laurence Fotso said. Local media suggested deadly...

By ESPN Staff
Oct 15, 2012

Dempsey focused on Guatemala

ottenham's Clint Dempsey is refusing to contemplate non-qualification following the latest in a series of unconvincing performances.

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