Legal | Integrity

Protecting Football

Match manipulation poses a global threat to the integrity of football worldwide. Read more about what match manipulation is, what the integrity risks associated with betting in football are, and what monitoring, education and intelligence services FIFA Integrity uses to further strengthen the integrity of football around the globe.


Protecting Football

MONTPELLIER, FRANCE - JUNE 10: Referee Ri Hyang Ok places her red card in her pocket prior to the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France group E match between Canada and Cameroon at Stade de la Mosson on June 10, 2019 in Montpellier, France. (Photo by Naomi Baker - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
Match Manipulation

Match manipulation can be defined as the unlawful influencing or alteration, directly or by an act or omission, of the course, result or any other aspect of a football match or competition. Match manipulation can be committed for various reasons, the...

Integrity Protecting the Game Betting
Betting in Football

Betting is a growing industry worldwide and FIFA estimates that the total global turnover from betting on football tournaments is worth billions. While this industry represents a source of funding for the game, it also represents a risk to the integr...

Betting Fraud detection system
Betting Fraud Detection System 

In February 2017, FIFA concluded an agreement with Sportradar with a view towards being provided with a full suite of monitoring, education and intelligence services to further strengthen the integrity of football around the globe.

Reporting Mechanisms

FIFA provides dedicated and highly secure whistleblowing systems so that individuals can report any form or knowledge of potential match manipulation or integrity-related misconduct.