Scamming ‘Godfather’ predicted Cameroon 0 – Croatia 4, & sending off [Der Spiegel]

Many observers of Alex Song’s preposterous red card for elbowing Mario Mandzukic during Cameroon’s 0-4 defeat to Croatia labeled it as the weirdest, and most unnecessary foul they’d ever seen.

And there may have been more to it that met the eye.

Convicted Singaporean Match-fixing ‘Godfather’, Wilson Raj Perumal, has told German paper Der Spiegel online that the game in question was fixed – and he’d called the outcome before kick-off.

According to Der Spiegel, a few hours before the game began, Perumal wrote in a Facebook message that Cameroon would lose the game 0-4, and that in the first half, one of their players would get sent off.

Alex Song was sent off for an elbow to Mandzukic in the 40th minute.

Perumal- who’s served several prison sentences for match-fixing, and has even written memoirs on his scamming days – told Der Spiegel that there are ‘seven ‘bad apples’ in the Cameroon team, who conspired to fix all three of Cameroon’s games.

The Google Translated article from Der Spiegel can be read here.

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