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Michel Platini no longer favourite to replace Sepp Blatter

Bookmakers across the board have increased their odds for Michel Platini to replace the outgoing Sepp Blatter as FIFA President. This comes after news that Swiss prosecutors are investigating Blatter for a payment made to Platini. Blatter, who’s been in charge of the world governing body of football since 1998, is due to step down in February 2016. The investigation …

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FIFA EWS partners with Perform Group for better match monitoring

Sports data and content supplier Perform Group has confirmed that it has agreed to enter a monitoring and match integrity partnership with FIFA subsidiary Early Warning System (EWS). Perform are set to integrate football data supplies into the EWS monitoring system, which will include historical match data and live performance analysis. The partnership will aim to improve EWS capabilities of …

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ESSA Report: Tennis triggering integrity concerns

Tennis has triggered the most betting integrity alerts over the past quarter, accordinding to ESSA‘s second quarterly integrity report which details the level of suspicious betting activity detected on the markets of some of the world’s major regulated betting operators. Overall, during the second quarter of 2015, ESSA members raised 73 alerts of which, after detailed examination, 23 were found …

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INTERPOL suspends FIFA sports integrity partnership

INTERPOL has confirmed the suspension of its agreement with FIFA following investigations into corruption against football’s governing body.  Under a May 2011 agreement, INTERPOL received a donation from FIFA worth €20 million to create a 10-year Integrity in Sport programme. The decision by INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock will see the world police body freeze the use of financial contributions …

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Scott Longley – Betting on football’s coattails in West Africa

Editorial consultant Scott Longley takes a look at the burgeoning African betting market and how football is paving a way for the industry. Now might not be the best time to be citing statistics from Fifa to bolster an argument, but when it comes to the popularity of football in the West African nations, we can at least set some …

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Blatt’s Off! Bookies open market on FIFA Presidency

Just days after announcing, “I am the president of everybody”, following his re-election as FIFA President, Sepp Blatter has stated that he is to step down from the role. The news was revealed at a seemingly hastily prepared press conference on 2nd June 2015, precisely five days after he won the first vote 133 to challenger Prince Ali bin-al Hussein’s …

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Betfair – Blatter odds on to retain FIFA Presidency

International football governing body, FIFA has been shell-shocked this week following the charges made against 9 senior ranking officials with regards to bribery and corruption by the FBI and IRS Criminal Investigation Unit. The charged officials are accused of taking in excess of $150 million in bribes stretching back 24 years. US prosecutors said the officials conspired with sports marketing …

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Japan FA strengthens football integrity with FIFA Early Warning System

FIFA match data and analysis subsidiary Early Warning System (EWS) and the Japan Football Association (JFA) agreed on 16 February 2015 to extend a monitoring service agreement in order to protect the integrity of football competitions in Japan. EWS will continue to work alongside the JFA to protect the integrity of football in the region by assisting the JFA with specific services, knowledge transfer and …

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Andreas Krannich – Sportradar – The Integrity Fight

Sports integrity and match fixing are a key concern to regulatory bodies, as online sports betting looks for government approval and a coherent legislative framework in multiple jurisdictions. For a number of year’s sports data and insight specialist Sportradar has been helping numerous stakeholders fight against sports corruption using data and technology. Team SBC spoke with Andreas Krannich Managing Director …

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Blatter the hot favourite for FIFA re-election

For a long time, the FIFA Presidential election has been little more than a formality with no real competitor to challenge Sepp Blatter’s dominance. This year had seemed an altogether different story however; and moreover one of the busiest election campaigns in decades in terms of those throwing their hat into the ring. Backed by the might of Paddy Power, …

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