Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill has expressed surprise at the match fixing scandal rocking Athlone Town.
The SSE Airtricity League first division side are the subject of an FAI investigation after irregular betting patterns were recorded during their 3-1 defeat to Longford Town.
O'Neill was shocked to hear over €400,000 was staked on the game in Asia:
"From a distance it, seems as if it's a lot of Asian betting," O'Neill said on Friday.
"I don’t know all the connections but I would say I am surprised. I wouldn't be sure that everyone in China would know where Athlone was, maybe it's not the Chinese who are betting."
"I think there's a difference between normal betting and match fixing you have to try and make that distinction.
"In terms of the investigation there's not much I can say about it until it's been completed. I don't think there would be too many people in this room that didn't have a bet at some stage or another.
"I can't remember at club level ever been involved in anything like that.
"I came in in the early 1970s. There was something in the mid 60's the Sheffield Wednesday players away back and the players went to prison over match fixing"
Martin O'Neill was speaking at the 2017 launch of the SportsDirect.com FAI Summer Soccer Schools in the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.