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Much-investigated ref denies fixing soccer matches

Updated: February 14, 2013, 8:24 AM ET
Associated Press

ZURICH -- It was in the final minutes of a June 2011 soccer game between Nigeria and Argentina when the little green flags on computer screens in London started to change color.

Nigeria was leading 4-0 in the exhibition match of little significance, and more and more money was being laid down around the world on the possibility that one of the teams would score another goal before the game was over. Monitors hired by the soccer governing body FIFA to detect deviations from expected betting ...

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