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Three A-League Players Arrested Amid Alleged Betting Scandal

Three A-League players have been arrested on Friday morning following an investigation into alleged betting corruption.

In a statement from NSW Police, it said Strike Force Beaconview was established by State Crime Command’s Organised Crime Squad Gaming Unit in December 2023 to investigate alleged yellow card manipulation.

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The players allegedly involved are said to be attached to a south-western Sydney football club.

It’s understood a senior player was allegedly taking instructions from a man, believed to be based in South America, to organise yellow cards to occur at specific times in a match in exchange for profit.

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The manipulation of yellow cards allegedly occured during games played on Friday, November 24 and Saturday, December 9, 2023.

Failed attempts were then allegedly made during games on Saturday, April 20 and Saturday May 4, 2024.

Search warrants conducted on Friday morning resulted in a 33-year-old man in South Coogee, a 27-year-old man in Parramatta and a 32-year-old im West Hoxton all arrested.

Organised Crime Squad detectives are working with the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission, Sports Integrity Australia, Football Australia, Australian Professional Leagues, and the NSW Crime Commission as inquiries continue.

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