SAFA: FIFA to look at World Cup warmup fix claims
The South African Football Association says FIFA will move
quickly to investigate allegations that international friendlies
here were fixed in the buildup to the 2010 World Cup.
One of the suspicious games is believed to be the official
opening of Soccer City, South Africa’s landmark new stadium and the
venue for the World Cup final.
The South African Football Association says the agreement for
FIFA to probe the allegations urgently came Tuesday following
”heightened media interest in the past 48 hours.”
SAFA says FIFA head of security Chris Eaton – who is leading the
world body’s fight against match-fixing – would also visit South
Africa in early March.