'Compelling evidence' that WCup friendlies fixed

A FIFA report into match-fixing in the weeks before the 2010 World Cup has found "compelling evidence" that one or more friendly games involving host South Africa were fixed ahead of the world's showpiece tournament.


The South African Football Association conceded Saturday that it had been "infiltrated" two years ago by now-convicted match-fixer Wilson Perumal and his "bogus" football company Football4U - which was actually a front for Asian betting syndicates. (AP)