Realities of football match-fixing – case Finland

Kicking Football From Goal
Wednesday, 02 October 2013 By Antti Koivula

On the 4 February 2013 Europol held a press conference in which it announced the results of Joint Investigation Team on match-fixing in football. More than 380 professional football matches played in Europe between 2008 and 2011 are suspect of being fixed, among which are matches from the most prestige competitions such as the UEFA Champions League.1 

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Antti Koivula

Antti Koivula

Antti is in his final semester at the Tallinn Law School. He is currently working on his bachelor’s thesis on the legality of the Finnish sports betting monopoly from the perspective of EU law. Since 2006 he has been analysing football matches and is currently employed as a sports bettor.  Antti's research has primarily been on corruption in sport with a focus on match-fixing and he has authored a paper ‘Realities of football match-fixing – case Finland’.

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