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  • Friendly between Bray Wanderers and Waterford is being investigated 
  • Gardai visited Bray’s training session earlier this week as part of their enquiries 
  • PFAI have also been made aware of betting irregularities across country’s game
  • Case comes days after FAI found Athlone Town players guily of match fixing

David Sneyd For The Irish Daily Mail

A recent friendly involving two League of Ireland clubs is under investigation for alleged match-fixing.

Premier Division side Bray Wanderers hosted First Division leaders Waterford last Friday night and lost the fixture 5-0 at the Carlisle Grounds.

Sportsmail has learned that Gardaí visited Bray’s training session earlier this week as part of their enquiries and that the PFAI were also made aware of betting irregularities.

Bray Wanderers (seen playing in green against Derry) are being investigated for match fixing

Bray Wanderers (seen playing in green against Derry) are being investigated for match fixing

Bray Wanderers (seen playing in green against Derry) are being investigated for match fixing

While the specifics of the patterns are not yet clear, the FAI confirmed on Wednesday night that it had launched a probe after being alerted.

‘The FAI has launched an investigation into alleged match-fixing surrounding the friendly match between Bray Wanderers FC and Waterford FC,’ said a statement.

‘Upon receipt of a complaint the FAI notified An Garda Síochána and the Association has now launched an investigation into alleged breaches of FAI Rules. The FAI has a zero tolerance policy to match-fixing.’

The investigation comes just days after the FAI found Athlone Town players, Igors Labuts and Dragos Sfrijan, guilty of match fixing and gave them 12-month bans.

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