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22nd June 2022, 18:07

Footballer who represented national team placed over 100 bets, including on local games as well as one bet against his own team

A footballer who represented the Gibraltar national team has been revealed to have been involved in gambling while an active player, placing over 100 bets on 32 matches, which included local games, as well as one bet against his own team.

This is the latest in a string of reports on the involvement of both players and officials breaching gambling regulations, and follows Tuesday’s news that Interpol are investigating match fixing in Gibraltar’s league.

The Times reports that the player, who has not been named, was investigated and subsequently given a warning by the Gibraltar FA, after being found not guilty of match manipulation. 

However, - as we've been reporting - 17 Spanish players investigated for gambling breaches were reprimanded as a result of GFA investigations at the same time, with one player given a 15-year suspension.