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    European police probe Liverpool game in fixing scandal

    London: A wide-ranging match-fixing investigation has uncovered more than 680 suspicious matches - including World Cup and European Championship qualifiers and two Champions League games, one of which was played in England.

    Anfield club's game with the Hungarian champions in the opening group stage match in 2009 was the fixture Europol believe was the subject of the match-fixers.

    According to unconfirmed reports, Debrecen goalkeeper Vukasin Poleksic was allegedly paid to ensure there were more than two goals in the match - something he failed to engineer. Liverpool won the game 1-0 courtesy of Dirk Kuyt's goal when Vukasin Poleksic spilled a routine shot by Fernando Torres.

    Later on in the group stage, Poleksic was again allegedly paid to fix their match against Fiorentina, which the Italians won 4-3. The goalkeeper has since been banned from all football activities for failing to report match fixing activities.