Fifa to investigate Lundekvam's claims of spot-fixing by Southampton players

The Norwegian admitted earlier on Wednesday that he was part of the scheme during his years in England, and the governing body will now open an investigation into the matter
Fifa will open an investigation into former Southampton captain Claus Lundekvam's claims that he was part of a regular Premier League spot-fixing scam.

The ex-Norway international admitted on Wednesday that he and skippers from opposing sides supposedly colluded before the match to decide on who would win the first throw-in or corner in a spot-fixing scandal which lasted for years.

World football's governing body has now revealed that it will assign its chief investigator in England to the case.

"Fifa is monitoring this issue and involved its chief investigator in England. Once all information is known it will be decided who is leading the investigation," an official statement reads.

Lundekvam joined Southampton from Brann in September 1996 and retired from football in May 2008 after making well over 300 official appearances for the Saints.