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Tebas: We have to end corruption

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La Liga president Javier Tebas has expressed displeasure over the alleged match-fixing that took place in Spanish football


Tebas believes that stamping corruption out of the game is a priority following the recent arrests in the Spanish top flight.

A number of figures were detained by police on Tuesday morning – Raul Bravo, Borja Fernandez, Carlos Aranda, Sami Saiz, Inigo Lopez, and the Huesca president – due to match-fixing suspicions.

“This has come from a LaLiga complaint,” Tebas told MARCA.

“We’ve been working on this for over a year.

“We can’t say anything because the police are doing their job.

“It’s very painful but what’s most important is that we end corruption in football.”

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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 06: Javier Tebas, La Liga President talks during day 3 of the Soccerex Global Convention at Manchester Central Convention Complex on September 6, 2017, in Manchester, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images for Soccerex)

LaLiga and Spanish police have been working together for four years in an attempt to target match-fixing, monitoring betting patterns on sports that go beyond football.