Brazilian Referee arrested on match-fixing charges

Discussion in 'Football' started by Fred_Gavioes, 26 September 2005.

  1. Fred_Gavioes

    Fred_Gavioes Brazilian showman

    19 February 2003
    Referee Edilson Pereira de Carvalho was arrested last night due to alleged received bribes he took, in order to influence the results of games.

    He refereed 11 matches during the current Campeonato Brasileiro, which may now have to be replayed, throwing the whole season into doubt.

    The CBF has asked FIFA to immediately suspend Mr Carvalho as an approved international referee.

    The referee's actions were discovered when Brazilian police secretly recorded the phone conversations of Mr Carvalho, 43.

    It is alleged that he received instructions on matches from participants in an internet betting ring.

    Mr Carvalho would then favour one team or the other, allegedly for a fee of between $4,000 and $6,000 per game.

    The 11 games refereed by Mr Carvalho will almost certainly have to be replayed and, amid claims of more widespread match-fixing, the Brazilian Football Confederation has promised an independent inquiry.

    "As we're talking about Brazil, this doesn't surprise me," said Fluminense coach Abel Braga, whose team lost 2-0 to Juventude in a match refereed by Carvalho on August 14.

    "It's a reflection of the country. Now this has come to light, we can understand how some results happened. Against Juventude, he awarded them a non-existent penalty and gave two absurd offsides.

    The 11 Matches that Edilson Pereira de Carvalho refereed are:

    Vasco 0 x 1 Botafogo
    Ponte Preta 1 x 0 São Paulo
    Paysandu 1 x 2 Cruzeiro
    Juventude 1 x 4 Figueirense
    Santos 4 x 2 Corinthians
    Vasco 2 x 1 Figueirense
    Cruzeiro 4 x 1 Botafogo
    Juventude 2 x 0 Fluminense
    Internacional 3 x 2 Coritiba
    São Paulo 3 x 2 Corinthians
    Fluminense 3 x 0 Brasiliense

    its a shame that this happened in the Serie A of the brazilian league.

    Carvalho is one of 10 Brazilian referees certified to officiate World Cup and other international matches by FIFA, soccer's international governing body. He was arrested as part of a five-month investigation that recorded 20,000 hours of phone conversations, the daily said. Police expect to make more arrests in coming days, Folha reported, citing Victor Hugo Rodrigues Alves, of the intelligence unit at Brazil's federal police
  2. RuneEdge

    RuneEdge Silent Assassin

    1 October 2003
    Turn around, I'm right behind you...
    Manchester United
    What a mess.
  3. Mastermind

    Mastermind FRANCESC SON!

    28 June 2005
    North London
    Da Goons
    Not suprised at all.
  4. Revan

    Revan out the window

    8 August 2003
    Madeira, Portugal.
    FC Porto
    There also some ongoing investigations around here in Portugal, regarding fixed matches. One of them was suposedly in match between Porto and Estrela da Amadora 3 years ago, but I find it absurd simply because at the time Porto was unstoppable with Mourinho.
    I hope the truth will come, both in Brazil and Portugal.
    There has been some investigations in Germany too right?

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