Court rules 11 Campeonato Brasilieiro matches void

October 3, 2005
The Supreme Court of Sport Justice (STJD) of Brazil has declared the results of 11 Campeonato Brasilieiro matches void and ordered them replayed.The court ruled after a referee admitted having influenced the results for his own benefit in an illegal betting scandal.The decision, which is unprecedented in Brazilian football, was announced by Court president Luiz Zveiter after an investigation into accusations made by Veja magazine.Referee Edilson Pereira De Carvalho only admitted to having fixed the ...

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