Swedish top-flight game called off in match-fixing probe

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Swedish top-flight game called off in match-fixing probe

Gothenburg v AIK postponed after alleged match-fixing attempt

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The match between Gothenburg and AIK has been postponed by the SvFF after an AIK player was allegedly offered "substantial amount."

Thursday's Allsvenskan match between Gothenburg and AIK has been called off after an alleged match-fixing attempt involving an AIK player, the Swedish Football Association (SvFF) has confirmed.

The SvFF stated an unnamed AIK player had been offered a "substantial sum" of money as well as being threatened on Tuesday in order to underperform in the match.

Police have launched a preliminary investigation, the association added.

"An attack on Swedish football"

"It is ultimately not about a single match, it is an attack on Swedish football," the association's secretary general Hakan Sjostrand said in a statement. "We will never, never accept that and it is important that we act forcefully.

"The starting point for all of our games is that they are safe and settled on sporting grounds. Based on the information we have, we cannot guarantee that."

Talks with the clubs involved will be held to discuss rearranging the top-flight fixture.

Gothenburg are 11th in this season's Allsvenskan, while AIK are sixth.

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