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Singaporean convicted of match-fixing in Finland

Posted Tuesday, July 19, 2011 by YAHOO Sport307 hits

HELSINKI (AP)—A Singapore man at the heart of a soccer match-fixing investigation in Finland was convicted Tuesday of bribery, forgery and illegal border crossing and sentenced to two years in prison. In its verdict, the Lapland District Court said Wilson Raj Perumal netted about $210,000 for fixing results in Finnish league matches from 2008-11. Perumal also is suspected by world gove...Full Story »

Match-fixing trial opens against 10 in Finland

Posted Thursday, June 09, 2011 by YAHOO Sport100 hits

Nine players from Zambia and Georgia and a Singaporean man accused of bribing them went on trial Thursday in a match-fixing investigation that has rocked the Finnish football league. The probe centers on Wilson Raj Perumal, a Singaporean also suspected by world governing body FIFA of fixing international games involving African and Asian national teams. Finnish prosecutors say Perumal offered ...Full Story »

Soccer fixing plots exposed in Finland

Posted Saturday, May 07, 2011 by YAHOO Sport267 hits

GENEVA (AP)—Investigations into soccer match-fixing are revealing that betting fraud worth millions of dollars is more widespread than previously feared. Information has emerged in Finland, here the delayed league season started Friday without three-time champion Tampere. The club was suspended last month for links to suspected fixers from Singapore. Hours before kickoff, a Finnish cour...Full Story »

Euro 2012 Qualifier: Finland 8-0 San Marino:

Posted Wednesday, November 17, 2010 by Goal.com83 hits

Finland picked up the first points of their Euro 2012 qualifying campaign thanks to an emphatic 8-0 win over hapless San Marino in Helsinki on Wednesday. A second half explosion handed interim coach Olli Hattanen, who took over from Stuart Baxter after the English-born tactician’s contract with the national team expired last week, a win in his debut for the Finns. The hosts scored just on...Full Story »

Euro 2012 Qualifying Campaign: Netherlands - Finland

Posted Tuesday, September 07, 2010 by Goal.com157 hits

The Dutch will be looking to win again in Group E... The Netherlands reached the final of the 2010 World Cup finals in South Africa and lost 1-0 to Spain in extra-time. However, the competition heralded a new winning mentality among the Dutch and now they are eager to carry on with the momentum. Striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar scored a brilliant hat-trick against San Marino on Friday to help his s...Full Story »

Malta 1-2 Finland: Victory For Visitors At Ta'Qali Stadium

Posted Thursday, March 04, 2010 by YAHOO Sport66 hits

There was penalties aplenty tonight in Malta as the home side welcomed Finland for one of tonight's many international friendly matches. The game started well as Michael Mifsud, a Manchester United target in times well passed, stood over the spot as the hosts were awarded a penalty after just 12 minutes. The former Coventry striker failed to put his shot past the able hands of Peter Enckelman t...Full Story »

International Friendly: South Korea 2-0 Finland - Taeguk Warriors Win

Posted Tuesday, January 19, 2010 by Goal.com76 hits

A useful win for the 2002 semi-finalists. South Korea defeated Finland 2-0 in a friendly on Monday in Malaga, Spain. It was the fourth match of the Asian team’s winter training camp and the first to take place in Europe after the Koreans played three games in South Africa last week. In an open and entertaining game on a sunny Spanish afternoon, both goals came from defenders. Right-b...Full Story »

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