Fixing claims: 93 charged

A Turkish court accepted an indictment yesterday charging 93 officials and players with match-fixing.

Istanbul prosecutor Fikret Secen said a court in the city had accepted the indictment, state-run Anatolian news agency reported. The first hearing in the case will be on 14 February. Thirty-one players and officials have been jailed pending trial since the scandal emerged in July.

The indictment names eight clubs, including Fenerbahce – who were thrown out of this year's Champions League over the allegations – Besiktas and Trabzonspor. Fourteen players are among the defendants. Investigators allege manipulation in 19 matches.

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