Spanish league sets up new anti-corruption unit

The Spanish football league, the Liga de Fútbol Profesional (LFP), has announced that it has set up a new anti-corruption unit in an effort to combat match-fixing and illegal betting.

Manuel Quintanar is set to lead the anti-corruption unit after being appointed director general.

Quintanar has called for stronger sentences to be handed out to those involved with illegal betting and match-fixing and said that the new unit would help to uncover such activities in the country.

Last year, LFP president Javier Tebas announced that at least eight matches in Spain’s top two football divisions could be fixed each season. He also called for lifetime bans to be handed to those involved.

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