TO THE MEMBER ASSOCIATIONS OF FIFA
Circular no. 1877
Zurich, 8 February 2024
FIFA Integrity Summit 2024
Dear Sir or Madam,
As per the FIFA Statutes, one of FIFA’s key objectives is to promote integrity and prevent practices, such as match manipulation, that might jeopardise the integrity of matches, competitions, players, officials and member associations, or give rise to abuse of association football.
FIFA remains steadfast in the fight against match manipulation through the implementation of integrity initiatives, including the establishment of dedicated integrity educational programmes. In this regard, and in line with our commitment to promoting and protecting the integrity of football worldwide, we are delighted to announce that the first FIFA Integrity Summit will be held in Singapore on 4 and 5 April 2024.
The FIFA Integrity Summit aims to bring together the integrity officers of all 211 FIFA member associations and of the six confederations, with the primary goal of collaboratively tackling the pressing issue of match manipulation and formulating effective measures to combat it. This summit will serve as a crucial platform for engaging in profound discussions on the best practices and strategic approaches to combating match manipulation. For more information on the FIFA Integrity Summit, please consult the brochure attached to this circular.
FIFA hereby invites all member associations and confederations to nominate one integrity officer (or one official responsible for integrity matters within their association) to participate in the upcoming FIFA Integrity Summit. In order to ensure that the entire community of integrity officers can participate in this event in person, FIFA will cover the travel and accommodation expenses of this person.
Integrity officers are invited to complete the registration process by filling out the registration form available under the following link.
Registration will be open until 25 February 2024.
We look forward to your feedback and to working closely with you to protect the integrity of football.
DE FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION
FIFA has confirmed the worldwide extension of sanctions imposed on 11 players by the Brazilian Football Association (CBF) relating to incidents of match manipulation that took place in Brazilian football.
Following investigations by the Brazilian authorities and the disciplinary proceedings opened by the CBF, the following players have been banned from taking part in any kind of football-related activity:
Ygor de Oliveira Ferreira (lifetime ban)
Paulo Sérgio Marques Corrêa (600 days as of 26 May 2023)
Gabriel Ferreira Neris (lifetime ban)
Jonathan Doin (720 days as of 16 May 2023)
Fernando José da Cunha Neto (360 days as of 16 May 2023)
Eduardo Gabriel dos Santos Bauermann (360 days as of 16 May 2023)
Matheus Phillipe Coutinho (lifetime ban)
Mateus da Silva Duarte (600 days as of 26 May 2023)
André Luiz Guimarães Siqueira Junior (600 days as of 26 May 2023)
Onitlasi Junior Moraes (720 days as of 16 May 2023)
Kevin Joel Lomónaco (360 days as of 16 May 2023)
As a result of the sound and exemplary cooperation with the CBF and in line with article 70 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code, the chairman of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee has decided to extend all of the above-mentioned sanctions to have worldwide effect.
FIFA will continue its ongoing efforts to combat match manipulation through a variety of initiatives, which include the monitoring of international betting markets, the confidential FIFA Reporting Portal, the FIFA Integrity app, as well as several awareness and educational activities across the world.
With the Tokyo 2020 Olympics fast approaching, FIFA has completed a series of integrity briefings with the participating teams and referees in order to raise awareness of potential threats to the game and outline FIFA’s preventative measures.
The sessions included practical examples on critical situations that team members and referees may face before, during or after the competition, as well as details on the appropriate mechanisms to report any incident relating to match manipulation.