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Police investigate World Cup friendly between Scotland, Nigeria

The game is to be played on Wednesday between Scotland and World Cup-bound Nigeria

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The Scottish Football Federation said on Tuesday that it “liaised” with British police following allegations of attempted match-fixing involving a friendly between Scotland and Nigeria.

The website of the Daily Telegraph newspaper reported Tuesday that officers from the National Crime Agency (NCA) have asked FIFA “to issue an alert over potential attempts to rig the game.”

The NCA, which investigates organized crime, and FIFA both declined to comment on the report but the Scottish football federation confirmed in a statement to the Associated Press it “liaised with the relevant authorities and will prepare for the match as normal.”

The game to be played on Wednesday between Scotland and World Cup-bound Nigeria at Fulham’s Craven Cottage ground is part of a string of warm-up matches ahead of the tournament in Brazil next month.