Portuguese football club Porto in match-fixing probe

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Portuguese soccer club Porto are under investigation for match-fixing and punishment, if found guilty, could be as severe as relegation to the 2nd division. Club president Pinto da Costa is also being investigated and could face a ban anywhere from 2 years to 10 years if found guilty. Porto have sent the accusations to their lawyers and have 5 days to submit their defence.

They participated in the 2003-04 UEFA Champions League where they won the tournament, SuperLiga where they won the Portuguese championship, Cup of Portugal where they were runners-up to Benfica.