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Norwegian player arrested on gambling scandal as bribery in football persists

Thursday, 12 July 2012
The Norwegian Football Federation announced on Wednesday that a player is arrested and being investigated for suspicion of involvement in gambling scandal in Norway.

The player belongs to the club Followill in the Third Division, one of the clubs that have had their games cancelled due to suspicions that the matches would be fixed.

"There is a player who belongs to one of our member clubs and I would remind you that the person is innocent until otherwise proven," said Kjetil Siem, chairman of the Norwegian Football Association.

Yesterday it was reported that the former president of the International Football Association (FIFA), Joao Havelange, accepted bribes from the ISL marketing company in the region of some Skr11 million, according to documents that the Swiss Supreme Court announced on Wednesday.

Havelange was chairman for 24 years until 1998 when current President Sepp Blatter took office.

Also Claus Lundekvam who played for Southampton in England  between 1996 and 2008 said to Norwegian radio station NRK that he, fellow players and opposition captains regularly made money by betting on and influencing in-game events such as first throw-in or first corner.

However, many of Lundekvam's Saints colleagues have denied involvement in any such schemes, report Euro sport.
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