New Season, Same Old Match-Fixing Story in Georgian Football

By | September 20th, 2016|Categories: Investigative reports|Tags: , , , , |

It took just four weeks into the new season for new match fixing to appear in Georgian football. According to a UEFA Betting Fraud Detection System report, which was sent to the Georgian Football Federation (GFF), the result of a September 8 match between Merani Martvili and Rustavi was manipulated. According to the UEFA report, an unusual number of bets were placed during the match for Merani to win and for more than 2.5 goals to be scored. Merani was a 2-1 winner in the match. […]

Match Fixing Plagues Georgian Football

By | August 2nd, 2016|Categories: Investigative reports|Tags: , , , |

By Giorgi Chaduneli  In the last two years, there have been six cases exposed of either successful or attempted match fixing in Georgian football.  Players, referees and entire teams have been fined or in some cases permanently banned from the sport. While one case has been working its way through the Tbilisi City Court system for the past year, two new suspicious matches have been uncovered. […]