West Ham United’s Lucas Paqueta charged by FA with spot-fixing

As per the investigators, he actively attempted to manipulate the outcome and various aspects of these matches by intentionally trying to receive a card from the referee. This was done with the improper intention of influencing the betting market and allowing certain individuals to make a profit from their bets. This information is reported in an FA document.

West Ham United’s Lucas Paqueta charged by FA with spot-fixing

An acclaimed player in the Premier League has been charged by the Football Association (FA) of engaging in match-fixing for two consecutive seasons. The footballer is accused of intentionally inciting referees to issue numerous bookings against him.

Upon receiving notification of the allegations, the 26-year-old Paqueta expressed his emotional condition as “profoundly astonished and distressed.” Furthermore, he vehemently refuted all allegations and asserted his unwavering commitment to protect his reputation and establish his lack of guilt forcefully.

The Brazilian international is being accused of two violations of FA Rule F3 for allegedly refusing to provide the needed documents and information.

He emphasized: “Throughout a period of nine months, I have actively collaborated with every aspect of their investigation and furnished them with all the available information.”

The FA initiated an investigation due to peculiar betting patterns seen after the 1-1 draw with Bournemouth in extra time on the first day of the season last August, specifically related to the player’s red card. Bets were placed using bank accounts opened on the island of Paqueta, located near Rio de Janeiro. The placement of the objects could not have been done by the players themselves.

West Ham United's Lucas Paqueta charged by FA with spot-fixing


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