FIFA: No evidence of Cameroon fixing

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The Indomitable Lions were dumped out of the group stages of this year’s tournament after three successive defeats in Group A, yet the country’s football federation is set to look into possible fraudulent activity in their World Cup campaign, particularly their 4-0 loss to Croatia.

Fecafoot, the Cameroonian football association, released a statement saying the player’s actions on the field do not reflect the principles of their federation, who will investigate any irregular activity which took place in Brazil.

The claims come after convicted fraudster Wilson Raj Perumal correctly predicted the result in Cameroon’s 4-0 loss to Croatia, as well as accurately forecasting the fact that a player would be sent off in the first half.

He has since denied making those claims, and FIFA has now requested that German magazine Der Spiegel come forward with evidence.

“We have requested from Der Spiegel all the communications with Perumal and any other material they claim to possess in order to prove the allegations they have made in public,” FIFA spokeswoman Delia Fischer said.

“The article has put the integrity of the FIFA World Cup in question, which is a serious allegation.

“As mentioned on various occasions, FIFA has carefully monitored all 56 games to date and continue to monitor. So far we have found no indication of any match manipulation on the betting market in relation to any of the 2014 FIFA World Cup matches.”

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