10 May '11, 6am

Fifa to base its anti-corruption wing at Interpol in Singapore

Fifa to base its anti-corruption wing at Interpol in Singapore

Fifa President Sepp Blatter (right) shakes hands with Interpol Secretary-General Ronald K. Noble after they signed an agreement on May 9, 2011 at the headquarters of the world football's ruling body in Zurich. -- PHOTO: AFP ZURICH - WORLD football's governing body Fifa said on Monday that it would fund an Interpol training programme to help tackle match fixing and irregular betting thought to be worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Fifa will contribute eight million euros (S$14.1 million) to its Anti Corruption Training Wing at Interpol in Singapore over the first two years, followed by 12 million euros over the following eight years. 'The threat of match-fixing in sport is a major one, and we are committed to doing everything in our power to tackle this threat,' said Fifa president Sepp Blatter in a statement after a meeting with Interpol Secretary General Ronald Noble....

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