SAFA: FIFA to look at World Cup warmup fix claims

The South African Football Association says FIFA has agreed to

”prioritize” investigations into allegations that games in South

Africa were fixed ahead of the 2010 World Cup.

After media reports cast doubt over the validity of some of the

South Africa team’s results in the buildup to the first World Cup

in Africa, SAFA says a FIFA team will travel to the country ”at

the earliest possible opportunity” to look at the claims.

SAFA said the agreement came Tuesday after discussions between


SAFA did not say which games would be probed but suspicions were

raised last year over South Africa’s 2-1 win over Colombia and 5-0

win over Guatemala. Both were played in May 2010, the month before

the World Cup kicked off.