Cameroon investigates World Cup fixing allegations

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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – Cameroon’s football federation says it will investigate allegations of match-fixing by its team at the World Cup and the possible existence of what it calls “seven bad apples” in the squad.

FECAFOOT says it has instructed its own ethics committee to open an investigation, adding it has not yet been contacted by FIFA, the sport’s global governing body.

FECAFOOT says in a statement that “recent allegations of fraud around Cameroon’s three 2014 FIFA World Cup preliminary games, especially Cameroon vs. Croatia, as well as the existence of seven bad apples (in our national team) do not reflect the values and principles promoted by our administration.”

Cameroon lost all three of its matches in the group stage at the World Cup, including a 4-0 decision to Croatia.

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