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Police Investigates Alleged Bribing in Football

An allegation of bribing in the Icelandic men’s football league is currently being investigated by the Unit for the Investigation and Prosecution of Economic and Environmental Crimes at National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police.

A player for Kópavogur football club HK is suspected of having offered a Grindavík player payment for influencing the outcome of their game on September 18, Morgunbladid reports.

Thórir Hákonarson, managing director of the Football Association of Iceland (KSÍ), said the investigation showed that the two players had interacted with each other but that it could not be proven that these interactions were in breach with the law.

The game in question was played at Kópavogur stadium and is believed to have been played naturally. Grindavík beat HK 2-0.

Click here to read about the conclusion of the Icelandic league and here to read about the winner of the Iceland cup.

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