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The Ghana FA has denied match fixing allegations

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    BBC Sports News

    Ghana FA denies match fixing

    The Ghana FA has denied match fixing allegations

    The Ghana Football Association (GFA) is to take legal action against Canadian author Declan Hill and his publishers over claims the Black Stars 2006 World Cup clash with Brazil was fixed.

    The GFA is denying claims made in Hill's book 'The Fix' that has been serialised in the German news magazine Der Spiegel.

    The claims are that an Asian betting syndicate influenced the result which led to Ghana's 3-0 loss to Brazil in the second round in Germany.

    The football association has also lodged a complaint with the Ghana Police Service to investigate the matter in view of the allegations made against the FA and players of the senior team.

    "Without prejudice to the foregoing, we have decided to seek the advice of our lawyers on any further cause of action that may be available against Declan Hill, and publishers of the defamatory statements."