The international football Federation (FIFA) was notified about a possible fixed match in the qualifying tournament for the FIFA world Cup 2018 between Lithuania and Malta. On Monday, October 31, according to the portal sbcnews.co.uk.
The meeting took place on 3 October in Vilnius. The source notes that the victory of the home team by two or more goals were recorded the number of bids exceeding the average.
Goalkeeper Andrew Hogg said that the players and coaches were warned about the possibility of fixed games shortly before the start of the match.
"It was strange and very uncomfortable to play after this. You like pre-declared fraud. I did nothing wrong. In the episodes to an extent I have not been able to do anything. In this match I played as best I could. I have absolutely nothing to hide," said Hogg edition of the Sun.
The official representative of the Malta Football Association (MFA) confirmed the words of the goalkeeper. "Approximately ten minutes before the start of the match, after a warm-up, the officer came and read the message from FIFA. I've never seen it before. It was very strange that a man came and told the players about it. I don't think it is appropriate to inform the players about this before the game," said the official.
At the moment FIFA has no claims to the players or to the referee of that match jesús Gil Manzano.
The match between Lithuania and Malta ended with the score 2:0 in favor of the hosts. In the standings of group F, the Lithuanians after three rounds takes the second place with five points to their credit. The team scored one victory and two draws. The Maltese go on the last, sixth place, losing in three matches.