Prosecutors investigating Germany’s match-fixing scandal have ordered the home of referee Juergen Jansen to be searched, a source close to the investigation has revealed.
A statement from the prosecutors’ office in Berlin said a number of searches were conducted across Germany on Wednesday morning.
Jansen was due to officiate in Sunday’s Bundesliga match between Werder Bremen and Hansa Rostock, but he was withdrawn from the game.
A report in the online version of Der Spiegel said authorities also searched the homes of two other current and former match officials.
According to media reports, the three are among those named by former referee Robert Hoyzer, whose confession that he fixed games, triggered the investigation.