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    FILE - In this Wednesday, June 18, 2014 file photo, referee Pedro Proenca from Portugal gives a red card to Cameroon's Alex Song during the group A World Cup soccer match between Cameroon and Croatia at the Arena da Amazonia in Manaus, Brazil. Cameroon's football federation said late Monday, June 30, 2014, it will investigate allegations of match-fixing by its team at the World Cup and the possible existence of "seven bad apples" in the squad. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, File)

Posted: Wednesday, July 2, 2014 8:40 pm

RIO DE JANEIRO — FIFA expressed “substantial doubts” Wednesday about a German magazine’s claims that a World Cup game could have been fixed and asked the publication to provide evidence to back up its report that a renowned match-fixer accurately predicted details of the match hours before it kicked off.

FIFA said it wants Der Spiegel to provide details of all its conversations with convicted match-fixer Wilson Raj Perumal to prove its claim that Cameroon’s 4-0 loss to Croatia on June 18 may have been fixed.

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