Former Southampton captain makes spot-fixing claims
OSLO: Former Southampton captain Claus Lundekvam claims he and many others were involved in spot-fixing in Premier League matches when the Norwegian played for the club in 1996-2008.
Lundekvam told Norwegian broadcaster NRK that several players and staff in the team earned “lots of money” by betting hundreds of pounds on things like who would take the first throw-in, corner, or penalty _ “things we could easily influence.”
He said they never influenced the result of a match, but that spot-fixing “was accepted in those years in England at the end of the 90′s and beginning of the 2000s.”
Lundekvam’s claims were aired Monday after he commented on match-fixing suspicions in the Norwegian first division, following the weekend cancellation of a local game by the national football association.