The heads of Austrian football’s governing bodies have called for restrictions on betting in the country following allegations of match-fixing, with twenty current and former footballers currently suspected of committing the offence in up to seventeen first and second division matches.

An investigation by Austrian authories has found that a total of thirty players may have been involved in manipulating match events and results over the past seven years, although currently only twenty players are confirmed suspects.

These include nine in the country’s top league, the Bundesliga...

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