Felix Zwayer, Jude Bellingham and the match-fixing scandal that overshadows England vs Netherlands

Felix Zwayer, Jude Bellingham and the match-fixing scandal that overshadows England vs Netherlands

The decision to appoint Felix Zwayer as the referee for England’s European Championship semi-final against the Netherlands will reunite the German official with Jude Bellingham. It has also alerted the world to Zwayer’s difficult past. It is UEFA’s most controversial appointment of the tournament. Zwayer is now 43 and has been considered one of Germany’s top officials for some time. But back in 2004, when he was an assistant referee, an investigation revealed that he had accepted a €300 payment …