Police investigating Malta-Montenegro U21 game for match-fixing

Police investigations claims that Under-21 football match between Malta and Montenegro was fixed 

Montenegro defeated Malta 1-0 during last week's U21 qualifier
Montenegro defeated Malta 1-0 during last week's U21 qualifier

The police are investigating reports that last week’s UEFA Under-21 Championship qualifying game between Malta and Montenegro was fixed. 

In a brief statement, the Malta Football Association said that they have been notified of the police investigation into the match, that Montenegro won 1-0.

“We are working closely with the authorities, and will not provide any further comment at this stage,” the MFA said. “As was the case in the past, we will do all in our power to protect the integrity of local football.”

The Times of Malta reported today that police had summoned a number of Malta Under-21 players for questioning on Sunday.

Malta’s young team has been riding high in Group A of the UEFA Championship qualifiers, and is currently ranked fourth in the group out of six teams, ahead of Latvia and Moldova.

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