FIFA joins forces with Interpol to fight with match-fixing, betting fraud

09:41, 10 May 2011
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FIFA will work together with the International police agency Interpol to fight against match-fixing and betting fraud, according to RIA Novosti.

FIFA also pledged to allocate 20 million euros ($29 million) to crack down corruption and match-fixing in football.

"Match-fixing shakes the very foundations of sport, namely fair play, respect and discipline," FIFA President Sepp Blatter said at a press-conference in Zurich. "That`s why FIFA employs a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to any infringement of these values."

Earlier this month Blatter arrived in Moscow and was met by Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko, who declared Russia`s support for the reelection campaign of the head of world football`s governing body.

The FIFA presidential elections are scheduled for June 1 during the organization`s congress in Zurich. The longtime FIFA chief is being challenged by Mohamed Bin Hammam, the head of the Asian Football Confederation.

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