Paqueta is being investigated by the Football Association

Lucas Paqueta, a Brazilian midfielder for West Ham of the English Premier League, is facing match-fixing charges. Paqueta was accused of performing a flirtatious “dance routine” after scoring a goal against South Korea at the 2022 World Cup.

The BBC reported on April 24 that Paqueta is being investigated by the Football Association for allegedly deliberately receiving a yellow card with the improper purpose of influencing the betting market.

If true, this is tantamount to match-fixing.

The BBC reports that the allegations ‘relate to the Leicester City game on November 12, 2022, the Aston Villa game on March 12, 2023, the Leeds United game on May 21, and the Bournemouth game on August 12. Paqueta has been under investigation since last summer for a suspicious pattern.

The English Football Association said: 토토사이트 ‘Paqueta attempted to obtain cards from referees with the intention of improperly influencing the betting market for his own benefit. He is accused of attempting to directly influence the conduct and other aspects of the game.

Paqueta denied the allegations outright.

“I cooperated with every step of the investigation for nine months. They provided all the information I could. I completely deny all the allegations. I will fight to be exonerated,” he said in a statement.

Meanwhile, West Ham added: “The club will stand by and support the player throughout the process. Paqueta has been named in Brazil’s squad for the Copa America, which begins in June.

Paqueta was sent off in the 15th minute of the second half against Leicester on November 12, 2022. West Ham lost 0-2.

On March 12, 2023, he was sent off in the 25th minute against Aston Villa. The game ended 1-1.

On May 21, 2023, he was sent off in the 20th minute against Leeds. West Ham won 3-1.

On August 12, 2023, against Bournemouth, 사설 토토사이트 he was sent off in second-half stoppage time for a handball foul. West Ham and Bournemouth drew 1-1.

The BBC commented: “The scale of the irregularity is staggering. Paqueta will have a lot of explaining to do. This is effectively match-fixing. The punishment could be as little as six months and as much as a permanent ban. It’s a serious situation.

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