Five football teams probed for match-fixing

Swiss prosecutors say they are investigating five clubs in Switzerland as part of European football's biggest corruption scandal.

This content was published on December 2, 2009 minutes

Jeannette Balmer, a spokeswoman for the federal prosecutors' office, says Swiss second-tier clubs FC Thun, Gossau, Wil 1900 and Schaffhausen, along with third-tier Fribourg, are under investigation.

She said on Wednesday that authorities were examining the second leg of the 2008/09 season and the first leg of the 2009/2010 season.

The Swiss football federation says a total of 17 league games and two test games were affected.

Switzerland is one of nine countries named in European football's biggest corruption scandal uncovered in a German-led betting scam probe. and agencies

In compliance with the JTI standards

In compliance with the JTI standards

More: SWI certified by the Journalism Trust Initiative

Contributions under this article have been turned off. You can find an overview of ongoing debates with our journalists here. Please join us!

If you want to start a conversation about a topic raised in this article or want to report factual errors, email us at

Share this story

Change your password

Do you really want to delete your profile?