Spanish police arrest football players in the investigation into matchfixing

The national police of Spain Tuesday morning five (ex-)football players arrested. They are suspected of being part of a criminal organization that is guilty of matchfixing in the top two Spanish divisions.

According to Servimedia, and El Pais would former Real Madrid player Raúl Bravo (38), which, in 2017, his career ended, the leader of the organization.

Real Valladolid midfielder Borja Fernández, the stopped striker Carlos Aranda (including ex-Real Madrid), Getafe attacker is Samuel Sáiz (he was this season thanks to Leeds United and Deportivo La Coruña defender Íñigo López Montaña are also arrested, as chairman Agustín Lasaosa, and doctor Juan Carlos Galindo Lanuza La Liga-degradant Huesca.

The large politieactie of Tuesday morning stems from a complaint from La Liga to the police in may 2018 about suspicious bets in the Segunda División match Huesca-Nástic (0-1).

The surgery is intended to be an organization to dismantle those suspected of organised crime, corruption and money laundering.

A spokesman for the Spanish police to news agency Reuters confirmed the investigation, but she wanted no details.

Borja Fernández announced a week and a half ago that he stops as a footballer. (Photo: Pro Shots)

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