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FIFA: World Cup qualifying is clean of fixing

Updated: April 5, 2013, 3:39 PM ET
Associated Press

ZURICH -- FIFA's top investigator believes the 2014 World Cup qualifying program has been clean of match-fixing after more than 500 matches.

"Up to now we don't have any leads that any match has been thrown," FIFA security director Ralf Mutschke told The Associated Press on Friday. "We are also confident that nothing will happen through the qualification."

The full program of about 820 preliminary matches ends in November.

Hours before Mutschke spoke at a FIFA-sponsored conference ...

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