UEFA launches investigation against Turkey’s Fenerbahce, Besiktas

Ankara, June 11 (IANS) European football’s governing body UEFA has launched an investigation into match-fixing against Turkey’s Besiktas and Fenerbahce and will hear the case June 22.

UEFA said in a statement released on its website Monday that it had opened disciplinary proceedings in relation to FC Steaua Bucuresti (Romania) and Besiktas JK (Turkey), reports Xinhua.

“Proceedings have been opened against Besiktas and two club officials in relation to match-fixing activities which are alleged to have taken place during the 2011 Turkish Cup final,” said the statement.

In the same statement, the UEFA said it has also launched an investigation into Fenerbahce.

“Furthermore, following the investigation into alleged match-fixing activities involving Fenerbahce SK (Turkey), the UEFA disciplinary inspector has now submitted his findings to the Control and Disciplinary Body, in the context of disciplinary proceedings against this club and five club officials,” UEFA said.

“This case will be heard by the UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body June 22, 2013 at the House of European Football in Nyon, Switzerland,” the statement said.

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