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Bomb explodes in Cypriot referee’s car

Larnaca police investigate car bombing two days after UEFA match-fixing notices


A bomb went off inside a car belonging to a Cypriot referee on Friday, just two days after the Cyprus Football Association was notified of possible match-fixing.

According to local media, a makeshift explosive device was placed under the hood of a car belonging to Andreas Constaninou, a 33-year-old Cypriot football referee.

Police said the explosion took place at the parking lot of Constantinou’s place of residence, an apartment building in Larnaca, early Friday morning around 1:30am.

The explosion caused extensive damages to the vehicle while reports said no individuals had been injured.

Two days ago, UEFA officials had notified the CFA of possible match-fixing in five suspected matches, including one which was refereed by Constantinou earlier this month.

Police said CID Larnaca were investigating the incident.

Similar car bombings have occurred in the past in connection with the goings-on in the world of football in Cyprus.

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