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Irish players deny receiving bribes not to injure Messi, as was reported by La Nacion

Thursday, June 25th 2015 - 07:36 UTC
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An Argentine newspaper has claimed that Irish players received bribes not to injure Lionel Messi at the opening game in the Aviva Stadium in 2010, but the story has been dismissed in the strongest possible terms by the Irish football association, FAI. According to La Nacion, a Fifa official was forced to go to extraordinary lengths to bring the Barcelona superstar and his team mates to Dublin. Read full article


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  • La Patria

    It's clear what happened, the $110k+ went into someone's pocket with the knowledge that the blissfully unaware Irish players would never get near Messi anyway.

    Jun 25th, 2015 - 11:04 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    No that can't be right!

    They didn't have the 10M Euro bribe either, oh, hang on a minute!!!!

    Jun 25th, 2015 - 06:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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