Match Fixing: The ugly side of the beautiful game

17 January 2013 - 18 January 2013 - Rome, Italy

Some 200 delegates from 50 countries gathered in Rome to discuss the threats posed to football by match-fixing and ways to further improve its prevention and investigation. Among the delegates were officials from international organizations, including FIFPro, Sportaccord, national football associations, national FA integrity officers, players and referee representatives, betting organizations, gambling regulatory authorities and law enforcement.

The conference addressed current and anticipated future trends in match-fixing, the adverse influence of the Asian betting markets and organized crime on football, ways of enhancing good governance in the football family, and the importance of protecting players and initiatives in training, education, prevention and investigation.