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Paddy Power’s Ginola FIFA bid in breach of FIFA candidate rules

  Former French international footballer David Ginola’s Paddy Power backed attempt to take over as FIFA president from Sepp Blatter could be scuppered by the sporting body’s election candidate rules. Ahead of Thursday’s presidential election candidate deadline, FIFA issued a candidate guideline and ethics code for entry One regulation, designed to protect the integrity of football, states: “Persons bound by this …

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Sam Cooke – Twitter World Cup – Capturing The Moment

Big moments are big opportunities… Senior Vice President at Nielsen, Sean Casey, said “sports events account for 2-to-3 percent of television programming every month. Yet that small amount produces roughly 50 percent of Twitter’s overall activity around TV.” The World Cup is the sporting event, and so the second screen, and Twitter, enjoyed even more attention over the course of …

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750% increase in mobile World Cup bets

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Research on the digital behaviour of football fans shows that 65 per cent of UK football followers use their mobile phones to keep tabs on World Cup happenings. The study, from mobile sports betting platform BETFUZE, reveals that nearly half will also watch games in pubs across the country, with England supporters backing their team financially. Betting operator Coral predicts …

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SBC Match Fixing Report Part 3 – Chris Eaton On Protecting Football

In the final installment of SBC’s match fixing series, David Kelly caught up with former FIFA Head of Security, and current Director of Sport Integrity at the International Centre for Sport Security, Chris Eaton, to discuss how the gambling industry can protect football integrity through international cooperation with police and sports bodies. SBC:What is your opinion on revelations made in …

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Jacek Wojdyla: helping FIFA spot suspicious matches

Jacek Wojdyla, Head of International Affairs at FIFA’s integrity subsidiary Early Warning System (EWS), explains how the organisation is approaching things during Brazil 2014. How will EWS be operating over the World Cup? How do you analyse a suspicious game? After the risk assessment pre-work, we will monitor the WC based on our 3-pillar strategy: 1. Technical monitoring of the …

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Fifa fixing concerns over dead rubber group games

FIFA’s Security Director has warned member associations that the World Cup group stages could be vulnerable to match manipulation and threats by organised crime gangs. With six days to go until the opening ceremony and Brazil’s much anticipated clash with Croatia, Ralf Mutschke answered questions about sports corruption in a FIFA.com video. Interpol’s former Director of Regional and National Police …

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Federbet criticised over match fixing claims

Federbet, the Belgian-based integrity body which claimed last season 110 matches were identified as having been fixed, with suspicions over a further 350, has been widely criticised by both sporting and gambling organisations. French regulator ARJEL issued a joint statement with the French Football League (LFP) decrying the claims. It said: “ARJEL and LFP cannot agree with the statements that …

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FIFA worldwide ban for British match fixing players

Defender Reiss Noel and goalkeeper Joe Woolley, who both played for Southern Stars, pleaded guilty and were fined by a Melbourne court in December after manipulating games on the instruction of betting syndicates based in Malaysia and Hungary. Noel was slapped with a fine of A$2,000 (£1080) while Woolley got a penalty of A$1,200 (£720) for his role in the …

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