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Microphone in Carlos Aranda's car recorded evidence game was fixed, say police

  • The former footballer is believed to be one of the ringleaders in a matchfixing ring, alongside friend Raúl Bravo

There was a new development this week in the so-called 'operation Oikos' into corruption and match fixing in Spanish football. According to the police, a recording from a microphone in the car of former footballer Carlos Aranda picked up conversations which they say prove that the result of the Real Valladolid-Valencia game on 18 May was fixed.

The allegedly incriminating phone call, recorded on 16 May, was captured on a microphone installed on 27 March after a warrant was granted.

The result of the game went in accordance with bets placed at Aranda's betting shops in Malaga with Valencia victories in the first and second halves.