• Football about to be kicked

    15 European countries sign anti match-fixing treaty; AIFF to ban cellphones in dressing rooms

    The media this week has focused on two main cases of good practice. On the one hand, the signing by 15 European countries of a Council of Europe treaty which agrees to improve international cooperation between law enforcement agencies, sports governing bodies, and betting operators. On the other hand, the new draft regulations by the All India Football Federation to ban the entry of club owners and the use of cellphones from dressing rooms.

  • Football place in corner

    New Jersey permits sports wagers; experts at Soccerex identify "significant global threat" to football

    This week, the media has extensively covered the Soccerex Global Convention which took place between the 6-10 September in Manchester, United Kingdom. Mr. John Abbott, chairman of INTERPOL’s Integrity in Sport Steering Group, was one of the experts invited to give a presentation. He revealed that on average, 60 to 80 countries a year have reported allegations of match-fixing in football over the last three years.

  • Football In the Net

    Suspected match-fixers allegedly playing in England with FA's knowledge and Gattuso cleared after Italian investigation

    In the news this week we find the resolution of the match-fixing allegations made by Der Spiegel magazine during the recent World Cup regarding Cameroon. The magazine had claimed that convicted match-fixer Perumal had predicted the result of Cameroon’s match against Croatia because it was fixed, but FIFA has stated that they have found no evidence to support those allegations.

    The English Football Association has also appeared in the headlines, after it allegedly admitted to having a ‘watch list’ of active players who may be involved in match-fixing but who cannot be prevented from playing for various reasons.

  • Football at Feet

    Whistleblower appears as role model at Youth Olympics & investigation continues against Ghanian FA President

     

    This week’s media recap includes the highly broadcasted interview given by Wilson Raj Perumal to CNN, in which he reveals details of his years as a match-fixer. He makes reference to the Asiagate scandal, his previous convictions for match-fixing and how he believes more could be done to tackle the issue.

    Also featured this week is El Salvador, whose General Attorney confirmed this morning in a press conference the prosecution of 14 people for their involvement in match-fixing. While eleven are football players, the remaining three are businessmen with possible links to Perumal.

     

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