Sep 10, 2012
The "beautiful game" has been given a black eye by organized crime: international soccer matches fixed...millions of dollars "won" from online services taking bets on winners, losers, points and spreads.
On Wednesday, Sept. 12, CBC News presents a special investigative report revealing the Canadian connection.
Senior investigative reporter Diana Swain (@swaindiana) looks at a gang from Germany responsible for
manipulating games in top professional soccer leagues all around the world--and reveals stunning wiretap evidence of how players were paid to fix a Canadian Soccer League (CSL) game played in Trois Rivieres, Que.
Why would anyone want to fix a CSL game? Who took the bribes? Who reaped the windfall? And how did they--almost--get away with it?
Tune in Sept. 12 and find out on THE NATIONAL (10 p.m./10:30 NT on CBC-TV; 9 and 11 p.m. ET/PT on CBC News Network), WORLD AT SIX (6 p.m./6:30 NT on CBC Radio One), CBC NEWS AT SIX TORONTO (6 p.m. on CBC-TV) and CBCNews.ca. Plus, special reports will also air on CBC News Network and other CBC local supper hour newscasts.
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For further information or to arrange an interview with Diana Swain, contact:
Melissa Prince, Veritas Communications