5 Jul 2014

Cameroon promise swift resolution in match-fixing probe

6:19 am on 5 July 2014

The Cameroon Football Federation has promised a swift outcome to its investigation into allegations that seven of the country's players were involved in a World Cup match-fixing scandal after FIFA poured cold water on the claims.

FECAFOOT says it has written to German magazine Der Spiegel which reported it had interviewed a convicted match-fixer who correctly predicted the score and a sending off in Cameroon's game against Croatia at the finals in Brazil.

But Wilson Raj Perumal, who allegedly made the predictions in an interview with the German publication and said seven players were involved, has since claimed the interview took place after Croatia's 4-0 win on June 18 in Manaus.

Cameroon midfielder Alex Song was sent off before half-time for a needless elbow in the back of Croatia's Mario Mandzukic near the halfway line, leaving his side to battle with 10 men for the majority of their second Group A game.

FECAFOOT says it has instructed a committee to bring a swift conclusion to its investigation.