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FIFA to safeguard football betting at the World Cup

FIFA announced on Thursday that it will set up own committee to watch for football betting and match fixing at the 2010 World Cup.

FIFA to safeguard football betting at the World Cup Possible betting scams and match-fixing will be closely monitored by a company created by FIFA in time for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. According to a statement by the world football regulator, it will extend its monitoring of sports betting activities to include the 2010 World Cup. The company set up by FIFA is called "Early Warning System" and its based in Zurich.

 The official statement read that the company's sole purpose is "to prevent sports betting from having any negative impact on football matches and, at the same time, raise awareness of this problem throughout the entire football community."

 The FIFA Code of Ethics already forbids all officials, players and their agents from betting on football games.

Published on 08/17/2007

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