Should We Be Surprised If European Football Is Fixed?

November 21, 2009

“As the Thierry Henry story rumbles on into its fourth day, a story is starting to break which might begin to put it into perspective. It is a story that is breaking from Germany and involves the arrest of seventeen people in connection with what would be the biggest, most systematic match-fixing ring that European football has ever seen. It concerns the fixing of over two hundred matches across nine countries in Europe for betting and the amount of money concerned is said to be over €10m. If true, it is a story that is going to break a lot of hearts and finish a lot of careers across the entire continent.” (twohundredpercent)


Final national team ranking out

November 21, 2009

“UEFA has published the final national team coefficient ranking following the end of the FIFA World Cup qualifying group stage and completion of the play-offs which have decided the remaining European teams to take part in next summer’s final round. The coefficients are relevant for the pot allocation to be used during the UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying draw that will take place in Warsaw on 7 February 2010.” (UEFA)