A former FIFA security expert, Chris Eaton sparked new fears that match-fixing and corruption are rife in international football by claiming at least one World Cup match has been investigated.
According to Eaton, the World Cup game under scrutiny was a Group B fixture between Nigeria and Greece at South Africa 2010.
Nigeria midfielder Sani Kaita was sent off in the 33rd minute after kicking out at an opponent. His side were 1-0 up at the time but Greece won 2-1.
In an interview with Channel 4 News, Chris Eaton, FIFA’s former head of security, also claimed a player from the Championship had reported concerns to the corruption unit.
FIFA deny investigating any games from the tournament and Channel 4 News were unable to get a comment from Kaita or his agent.
Meanwhile, European football governing body, UEFA are investigating evidence that suggests a Europa League match was fixed last month.
They say their betting fraud monitoring system ‘detected suspicious betting patterns’ in Albanian club Tirana’s 5-0 defeat by Aalesund of Norway.