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Football tackles crime

Zanzeer Singh
Saturday, February 22, 2014

A two-day FIFA/Interpol workshop on Tackling Match Fixing and Corruption in Football will be held at the Sofitel Resort in Nadi next week.

More than 100 delegates from around the region will attend the workshop which is part of the FIFA/Interpol training, education and prevention initiative.

It will involve representatives from the Oceania Football Confederation and its member associations, law enforcement agencies, government officials and football club owners.

The workshop will throw light on various match-fixing scenarios and the links involved, tools developed by Interpol to combat match-fixing and key areas to fight corruption in sports, including identifying key stakeholders, importance of information collection and sharing, training and education.