Though the story is still emerging, it seems that UEFA are to investigate allegations of match-fixing in a string of European fixtures. The Guardian claims that 15 suspect games have been identified, while Marca points to 26. Der Spiegel, whose story it is originally, is rather more impenetrable to me linguistically, but apparently the games under investigation including the Champions' League, UEFA Cup and possibly European Championship internationals. La Gazzetta, expressing the secret relief of many Italians (it's not just us!!) is already calling it "una calciopoli europea".
The allegations have come to light thanks to investigations by Interpol, so they can hardly be ignored. They relate to gambling rings in the Far East, I think (la mafia está en Asia) and pertain to matches played in southern and eastern europe. So that's ok then, not "proper" western european teams. How long til some G14 bright spark uses this as backing for their European SuperLeague idea? (cynical? moi?)
I'm sure I'm not the only one who is not at all surprised about this. As with calciopoli, the surprise is not the match-fixing but the uncovering of the same. See also corruption in politics. Everyone's doing it, some people are just better at hiding it.