Spain’s football association RFEF, said in a statement on Tuesday on their website, that Spanish authorities will open an investigation into players suspected of betting on the outcome of matches. This comes in the wake of German police’s uncovering a major scandal which, according to UEFA is the biggest match fixing scandal of the continent.
Initial investigations have led the RFEF alerting the state prosecutor as some of the activities were found to be criminal in nature.
Two weeks ago, German police busted a gang of 200 members operating in 9 European leagues, following which police in Germany, Britain, Austria and Switzerland made simultaneous raids arresting 15 in Germany and 2 in Switzerland. The gang is suspected of biasing referees, players and officials to win at least 10 million €. Investigators though, believe that it is only the tip of iceberg.