Game Fixing Rattles Soccer Around World
International soccer authorities and law enforcement officials are struggling to combat rampant game fixing by what they describe as sprawling networks of organized crime, a problem that has plagued the sport for decades but appears to have intensified recently.
Game-fixing scandals are engulfing men’s professional leagues around the world, from Turkey, whose top officials are meeting this week to determine whether the coming season will have to be delayed pending an investigation, to South Korea, where dozens of players have been indicted over the past several weeks. Authorities attribute the apparent burst of fixing cases to sophisticated criminal operations based in Singapore, Malaysia and elsewhere in Southeast Asia.
Stavros Psomiadis, owner of the top-tier soccer club Kavala, is one of 84 people in Greece who were arrested last month.
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because if there's any organization i trust to root out and destroy corruption, it's definitely FIFA.