Bray Wanderers cleared following match-fixing investigation

Bray Wanderers have been cleared of any wrongdoing following a Football Association of Ireland investigation into alleged match-fixing during the club’s friendly against Waterford.

The FAI launched the investigation following Bray’s 5-0 defeat to Waterford in September, while An Garda Síochána conducted their own investigation into five separate matches.

Members of the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau visited Bray Wanderers’ first-team training last September to question some of the players and examine their phones but no arrests were made.

In a statement released last night, the FAI said: “The Football Association of Ireland has concluded its investigation into alleged match-fixing surrounding the friendly match between Bray Wanderers FC and Waterford FC on Friday, September 8 at the Carlisle Grounds.

“The investigation, which was conducted in addition with an investigation run by An Garda Siochana, has found that there was insufficient evidence to bring any charges in relation to any breaches of FAI rules.”

The investigation followed the 12-month suspension given to Athlone Town players Igors Labuts and Dragos Sfrijan for breaching rules relating to manipulated matches and gambling.

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