FAI open alleged match-fixing investigation surrounding Bray Wanderers friendly

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By Richard O'Reilly

An investigation is underway into alleged match fixing surrounding a friendly between Bray Wanderers and Waterford

The Football Association of Ireland says following a complaint it's scrutinising last Friday's (8th September) match between the sides.

Bray lost the game 5-0.

The Gardai has also been notified, however nobody has been charged with any wrongdoing.

In a statement the FAI said "The Football Association of Ireland has launched an investigation into alleged match-fixing surrounding the friendly match between Bray Wanderers FC and Waterford FC on Friday, September 8 at the Carlisle Grounds."

"Upon receipt of a complaint the FAI notified An Garda Siochanna and the Association has now launched an investigation into alleged breaches of FAI Rules.

"The FAI has a zero tolerance policy to match-fixing."

The club released its own statement claiming it is cooperating fully with the investigation:

"Bray Wanderers FC wish to acknowledge that they are aware of an investigation by An Garda Siochana into a recent fixture involving the Club.

"We are cooperating fully and will be making no further comment until the investigation is completed and we have been presented with the findings."

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