Match-fixing: Spanish FA want Inigo Lopez suspended after match-fixing admission
Match-fixing Defender said there was a pact to lose to Nastic
Inigo Lopez made shocking revelations in a recent interview as he admitted that there are pacts over the results of matches in the world of football and the Spanish FA want to temporarily suspended him.
The Deportivo La Coruna centre-back spoke about a match that Gimnastic de Tarragona won against Huesca at the end of the 2017/18 season, when he was at the latter.
Speaking to El Mundo, Lopez said that there was an agreement for the Catalan side to win that game, even if he didn’t play in it.
“We lost against Nastic because we had a pact,” he said.
“It’s always existed in football.
“When you get to the final matches you usually look at the schedule and you talk, because you know people.
“It’s not the case that we met up or got together in some place.
“It’s simply said that ‘okay, let’s not get bothered, for those who need the points’.
“It starts there and it’s not spoken about again.
“Anyone who has played football and who has been in this world knows that this has gone on since way before us.
“What’s happening is that the betting part of it has blown it all up.”
Lopez also admitted that he thinks being paid a bonus by a third party to win a game is fine, something that is also frowned upon by the Spanish FA.
In response, the federation have asked their integrity department to suspend Lopez from Deportivo La Coruna‘s play-off push until this situation is cleared up.
The Galician side play Malaga this Wednesday evening in the first leg of the play-off semi-finals.