Two English footballers have admitted helping to fix games in Australia for a global betting syndicate, the media has reported.
Reiss Noel and Joe Woolley, both 24, were fined after pleading guilty to conduct that corrupts a betting outcome at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court.
The pair, who played for Southern Stars in the Victorian Premier League, has agreed to help prosecutors in the case.
Malaysian ringleader Segaran Gsubramaniam, 45, also pleaded guilty and will be sentenced next year.
A coach and two further Southern Stars players are awaiting trial and have been suspended by Fifa and banned by the Football Federation of Australia.
The match-fixing allegations relate to a run of four games in which the team, which plays in Australia’s second-tier, conceded 13 goals without scoring.