United midfielder staring at a 6-year ban

Ander Herrera has been accused of playing a role in a match-fixing scandal.

This is said to have happened in a game between Real Zaragoza and Levante, 7 years ago. The case’s prosecutors are now pushing for a two-year prison sentence and six-year bans from football.

What happened?

The prosecutors say there is strong evidence that Zaragoza paid €965,000 euros to Levante’s players to lose a match that ensured the victors retained their place in Spain’s top division. The match was played during the last round of the 2010-11 season with Zaragoza winning 2-1 at Levante, Gabi scoring both goals.

Who is involved?

Vicente Iborra of Leicester and Atletico Madrid captain Gabi Fernandez have been caught up in the scandal. There are 30 other accused players.

The only ‘positive’ thing about the sentence is that if found guilty, the players involved would not spend any time in prison as sentences of two years and below do not result in time behind bars in accordance with Spanish law.

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