Another arraignment is expected today in connection with match fixing charges relating to the UEFA U-21 Championship Group One qualifiers.
21-year-old Seyble Zammit was arraigned on Wednesday and remanded in custody.
On Monday, Times of Malta reported that the police had questioned a number of Malta U-21 players who took part in last week's March 23 game, won 1-0 by Montenegro, as part of their investigation into allegations that the qualifier may have been the subject of a match-fixing approach.
The Malta FA initially declined to comment but later said it was informed that the investigation was underway and it was working closely with the authorities.
Reports that the Group One qualifier, won 1-0 by Montenegro, may have attracted the attention of match-fixers surfaced the day after the match.
The fact that illegal betting is known to be rife in Montenegro meant that last week’s Group One UEFA Championship qualifier was regarded as a high-risk match as far as betting is concerned.
The local football body is also likely to have alerted UEFA about the case.
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