Yet another match-fixing scandal, is under winding up in european football.
This time in one of the smallest national federation: Gibraltar.
Here, the local football federation on its website announced that four players from the reigning cup winners and vice champions, European FC, has been found guilty of illegal gambling, match-fixing.
The case of the Spanish midfielder Iván Moya Tornay, the argentine midfielder Martin Rodrigo Belfortti, the Spanish wing Roldan Mendez, as well as the Spanish defender Alberto Merino Sanchez.
the federation has already found four players guilty and awarded them a penalty.
So get Tornay the maximum penalty to seven years in quarantine and a fine of 12,500 dollars, while Belfortti has been sentenced to five years in quarantine and a fine of 10,000 dkr.
In the slightly milder end of the scale come the other two players. Roldan Mendez has got 18 months of quarantine and a fine of 4000 dollars, while the Merino Sanchez is sentenced to nine months ' quarantine and a fine of 2,000 crowns.
the European FC has, through its Twitter account announced that it deplores the actions, and that it will fully cooperate with associated.
OFFICIAL CLUB STATEMENT Re: the GFA DISCIPLINARY BOARD RULING— Europe FC (@EuropaFC_Gib) January 5, 2019
European Football Club are saddened by the personal actions taken by a small group of players in the senior while the team.
The Club board of directors has always seen to uphold the highest standards, both on and off the football pitch, and there is zero tolerance for such actions from any individuals who are employed by a European Football Club.— Europe FC (@EuropaFC_Gib) January 5, 2019
the European FC will be conducting its own formal disciplinary against these players which will be severe and in line with the Club's rules, regulations and contracts issued.— Europe FC (@EuropaFC_Gib) January 5, 2019
the European FC are now in second place in the English Premier League - one point after the country's most winning football club, the Lincoln Red Imps. However, Europe has FC played a match fewer.