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Turkish match fix probe: more arrests

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Turkish investigators have questioned more footballers and officials in relation to a major match-fixing probe.

The deputy chairman of Besiktas JK, the team’s coach and two opponent players were detained on Tuesday.

The Turkish soccer federation says last season’s results will stand because the governing body claims it lacks evidence to launch its own inquiry.

The decision means champions Fenerbahce, who are at the centre of the police investigation, will keep their title.

Subject to UEFA agreement, the Istanbul-based club along with runners-up Trabzonspor will take part in the lucrative Champions league.

A Turkish court has already jailed Fenerbahce’s chairman and 25 other officials and players pending trial on charges of manipulation in 19 matches.

Another 22 people were detained on Monday.