European football governing body UEFA is preparing to launch disciplinary proceedings against Latvian club FC Daugava Daugavpils after the country’s police arrested a match-fixing ring with links to the club.

Latvian police have arrested a total of eight members of an organised syndicate which included two players and one member of staff for Daugava Daugavpils.

The arrests come after the UEFA Betting Fraud Detection System detected irregular betting patterns on Daugava’s UEFA Champions League second round qualifying tie against Sweden’s IF Elfsborg on July 17th 2013.

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