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Whiff of scandal as Ladbrokes suspends betting on South Africa

TAGs: betting suspended, referee bribery, South Africa, world cup

Uh-oh. The World Cup may still be two weeks away but already there’s a whiff of scandal in the air – and I’m not talking about the inclusion of Emile Heskey in the England World Cup squad either. Last night Ladbrokes suspended betting in-running on the South Africa v Guatemala friendly for the World Cup hosts’ second consecutive match. The Magic Sign called a halt to live betting in the Bafana Bafana’s previous game against Columbia, shortly before a third penalty was awarded to hand the World Cup hosts a 2-1 win. The Guatemala match also saw three penalties awarded, but at least you can’t accuse the refs of being inconsistent. Read more.

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