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What is FIFA doing to stop match-fixing?

FIFA has a zero-tolerance approach towards match manipulation. FIFA’s Early Warning System (EWS) was founded in 2005 with the aim of ensuring the integrity of football worldwide. This state-of-the-art system helps to monitor FIFA competitions by identifying irregular activity on the sports betting market and exposing potential match manipulation. In addition, the FIFA Integrity Initiative, launched in 2012, supports all 211 member associations and focuses on five main areas: prevention, detection, intelligence-gathering, investigation and sanctions. FIFA has an expert, in-house match integrity team that analyses and assists member associations and confederations on request, and helps them to establish structures and processes for fighting match manipulation. This integrated approach provides member associations with a range of services such as training and education, legal and disciplinary, security, betting monitoring, and fraud detection and prevention, and involves reviewing policies and procedures, conducting analyses of threats and vulnerability, and assessing the effectiveness of regulations and laws against match manipulation at national and confederation level.

For more information, please refer to the Security section on FIFA.com.