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Javier Aguirre denies matchfixing in Spain, wants focus on Asian Cup

Japan coach Javier Aguirre rubbished allegations that he was part of a match-fixing scandal which has rocked world football.
Japan coach Javier Aguirre was appointed this summer to take over.

Japan coach Javier Aguirre insists that Spanish football is clean and that he had no involvement in matchfixing while he was in charge at Real Zaragoza.

Aguirre was among 41 people named by Spain's anti-corruption prosecutor as a probe into Zaragoza's 2-1 win at Levante on the final day of the 2010-11 campaign -- that saw Zaragoza saved from relegation -- was opened. The prosecutor alleges that Levante's players were paid a total of 965,000 euros to deliberately lose .

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Javier Aguirre will discuss match-fixing allegations with media before Dec. 29

Javier Aguirre will retain his post as the national coach amid allegations of his involvement in a match-fixing scandal in Spain.

Javier Aguirre will hold a news conference before Dec. 29 to discuss Spain's match-fixing allegations against him, the Japan Football Association said on Monday.

The precise date of the conference was not given, but Japan and Spanish media reported that it would be held prior to the team's Dec. 29 training sessions for the Asian Cup. Aguirre has not spoken about the match-fixing allegations since they were made public on Dec. 15.

JFA technical director Hiromi Hara said he wanted to hold the conference...

By ESPN Staff
Dec 19, 2014

Aguirre to keep Japan job

Javier Aguirre will retain his post as the national coach amid allegations of his involvement in a match-fixing scandal in Spain.

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Japan to retain Javier Aguirre for Asian Cup despite match-fixing allegations

The Japan Football Association is standing behind national team coach Javier Aguirre, who reportedly is being investigated for match-fixing in Spain.

Japan say they will keep coach Javier Aguirre at his post for next month's Asian Cup, despite the former Mexico coach's alleged involvement in a match-fixing scandal, AFP reports.

Aguirre is due to appear in a Valencia court in February as part of a probe into match-fixing allegations dating back to 2011 when he was manager of Spanish side Real Zaragoza.

Prosecutors in Spain claim that Aguirre and 40 others were involved in rigging a league match which saw Zaragoza defeat Levante 2-1 to avoid relegation.

Manchester...

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Ander Herrera, Gabi, Javier Aguirre 'among 41 named in match-fixing case'

Herrera moved to Bilbao from Zaragoza in 2011 before joining united this summer.

Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera, Atletico Madrid captain Gabi and Japan coach Javier Aguirre have all been named as defendants by Spanish prosecutors in an alleged case of match-fixing involving a game in La Liga in the 2010-11 season.

Reuters reports that Spain's anti-corruption prosecutor, Alejandro Luzon, filed the case on Monday following an investigation into Real Zaragoza's vital 2-1 victory at Levante on the final day of the 2010-11 campaign -- a result that saw Zaragoza stay in...