In short, the Appeal Committee of the Romanian Football Federation (the RFF or the Respondent) rendered the Decision no. 44/2016 (the Appealed Decision).
The Appellant, Mr Ion Viorel (the Coach or the Appellant) was, at the time of the facts, the coach and part of management of the Romanian club Gloria Buzau - playing in the Second Division of the national championship.
In September 2014, within the UEFA Betting Fraud Detection System (BFDS), the company Sportradar AG (Sportradar) issued a report with regard to a certain football match, in which it concluded that the betting patterns combined with other elements described in the report “show clear indications that bettors had prior knowledge of the result” and that “this match is considered highly suspicious and most likely manipulated for betting purposes.”
The Committee decided to sanction the Coach, found guilty of...
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