Following allegations regarding betting irregularities in certain UEFA matches, UEFA wishes to make the following statement:
"UEFA introduced, over one year ago, an early warning system in order to monitor irregular betting activities, and agreed to work together with the appropriate police authorities.
"In this respect we were informed of some unusual betting patterns in the preliminary rounds of UEFA club competitions. In one case, a second round UEFA Intertoto Cup match, the disciplinary inspector considered the circumstances serious enough to bring the case before the UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body. At its meeting earlier this week on Thursday 29 November it requested that further investigations be carried out before taking a final decision.
"For the avoidance of doubt, there are no investigations underway into any of the qualifying matches for UEFA EURO 2008™.
"As a responsible governing body UEFA is continuously monitoring football betting patterns and will take disciplinary action in any cases where that may be justified.
"While any investigation is ongoing it is not appropriate for UEFA to issue further comment."
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