Scotland play down match-fixing speculation

The Scottish Football Association are going ahead with their friendly against Nigeria, which has reportedly come under police investigation.

Reports emerged on Tuesday that the authorities were looking into a possible match-fixing surrounding Wednesday's game between the two countries at Craven Cottage.

However, in a statement released on Tuesday, the SFA confirmed that the reports would not affect their preparations for the fixture.

"We have liaised with the relevant authorities and will prepare for the match as normal," it read.

The Gambling Commission has issued an alert advising bookmakers to be vigilant around all international friendly matches.

Match-fixing has been prominent in the headlines in recent weeks, with numerous corruption charges brought against lower-league players in England.


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