Belgians launch probe into players betting on their own matches

October 4 – The Belgian FA has launched an inquiry into allegations that several players in the country’s top league bet on their own matches.

The federation said in a statement at it had begun its investigation on September 29, a day after Waasland Beveren fired keeper Laurent Henkinet for betting on a match in which he featured.

Belgian media have run a number of reports about betting by other players in Belgium’s top league.

“Several investigations have been started to see whether certain players have infringed on article 1404 of federation regulations,” the Belgian FA (KBVB/URBSFA) said in a brief statement.

Article 1404 of the FA’s rules forbids players, managers and officials from betting on matches in which they or their club participate.

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