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Soccer faces epic fight against match-fixing

Updated: February 12, 2013, 11:36 AM ET
Associated Press

ZURICH -- Soccer is falling under a cloud of suspicion as never before, sullied by a multibillion-dollar web of match-fixing that is corrupting increasingly larger parts of the world's most popular sport.

Internet betting, emboldened criminal gangs and even the economic downturn have created conditions that make soccer -- or football, as the sport is called around the world -- a lucrative target.

Known as "the beautiful game" for its grace, athleticism and traditions of fair play, ...

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