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Japanese official Toshimitsu Yoshida was allegedly asked to fix the 2012 FA Cup match, but refused and reported the incident to the Asian Football Confederation

The Football Association of Thailand (FAT) has announced that it is investigating claims that a referee was asked to fix a match in November of last year.
 
According to the reports, the match in question was the November 4 Thai FA Cup Final held between Army United and Buriram United. The match was officiated by Japan's Toshimitsu Yoshida.
 
Yoshida's invitation by the FAT came after the quality of domestic referees was brought into question following a series of controversial decisions in the Thai Premier League. He was dispatched by the Japan Football Association on the recommendations of Fifa and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).
 
After rejecting the offer, Yoshida officiated the match without incident before filing a complaint with the AFC. The FAT has sent video of the match to Fifa and the AFC and will report on the situation this week during a meeting between Fifa and Interpol in Kuala Lumpur.
 
Buriram United, who won the match, recently beat A-League side Brisbane Roar to earn a place in the Asian Champions League tournament. They will travel to Japan next week to face Vegalta Sendai.

Both clubs involved in the match have denied that they participated in any match-rigging schemes.

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