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Alleged ringleaders in Spanish match-fixing scandal released on bail

Bravo (l) and Aranda (c).
Bravo (l) and Aranda (c). / EFE
  • Carlos Aranda and Raúl Bravo are among several current and former footballers detained in connection with corruption and match-fixing

Former footballers Carlos Aranda and Raúl Bravo, arrested as part of an investigation into corruption in Spanish football, have been released from prison in Zuera (Zaragoza) after both paid their bail.

Aranda, from Malaga, and friend Raúl Bravo were arrested alongside Huesca president Agustín Lasaosa, recently-retired Rayo Valladolid captain Borja Fernández and former Huesca players Íñigo López and Samu Sáiz.

They are all being investigated for possible match-fixing of three games from the first, second and third divisions in Spain.

On Friday Huesca president Lasaosa resigned from his post while on Tuesday, Rayo Valladolid announced that they would be carrying out an investigation after a recording came to light, supposedly of Aranda, speaking of "seven bribed players" in the team.