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Suspicious Betting Activity Reported In Europa Conference League Qualifiers

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There are reports emerging today of suspicious betting activity surrounding Europa Conference League games between two sides and possible match-fixing. 

The matches coming under the spotlight are Armenian team Alashkert’s 6-1 second-leg victory over Arsenal Tivat of Montenegro.

While the other match getting investigated in RFS from Latvia, who beat North Macedonian team Makedonija GP 4-1 – in another second-leg clash played on July 20th.

UEFA have announced they will investigate each game, but has refrained from commenting at this stage – stating they have a long-standing practice not to comment in order not to compromise any findings.

Despite winning those games, RFS and Alashkert were both later eliminated in the second qualifying round so are no longer involved in the group stages of the Europa Conference League.

The greater risk of match-fixing in the Europa Conference League has been a big talking point in recent seasons with UEFA allowing lower-graded sides to compete in the event.

But, UEFA does state it has a ‘zero-tolerance’ policy when it comes to match-fixing and has the power to give lifetime bans to teams, players and officials if found guilty of any wrong doings.

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