29 Feb '12, 2pm

Me at on number 1 threat to football: matchfixing. Can we stop it? Great pic of bent ref Moreno

One night on the terrace of a five-star hotel, a very senior football official told me about the fixing of a European Cup final. The match had pitted a team from a rich country against a team from a poor one. The rich club sent food trucks to the poor country, he said, and won the game easily. I wanted to report the story. But I had never visited the poor country, and didn’t fancy trying to explore its underworld unaccompanied. I asked some journalists in the poor country to help me. They refused: they were scared too. I’ve been thinking more about this story recently, as matchfixing grows into the biggest threat to football. The story illustrates two things: 1. Matchfixing doesn’t just happen in minor Asian and eastern European leagues 2. Matchfixing is almost impossible to prove, let alone prevent. So how can we even start to tackle it? In the last decade, matchfixing ha...

Full article: http://miostadium.com/opinions/matchfixing-threatens-foot...

Tweets

Me at on number 1 threat to football: matchfixing. Can we stop it? Great pic of bent ref Moreno

Me at on number 1 threat to football: matchfixi...

miostadium.com 29 Feb '12, 2pm

Videos Premier League Review Premier League Preview Premier League World Highlights Extras Replay Matches TV Shows Tiger G...

Local football legend Fandi Ahmad enjoys a new ...

todayonline.com 28 Feb '12, 9pm

SINGAPORE - The Republic's favourite football son Fandi Ahmad is enjoying a new lease of life - on and off the football pi...

Umbro England Football Kit 2012: The English football team has launched their new home kit, which they’ll be do...

Umbro England Football Kit 2012: The English fo...

slamxhype.com 03 Mar '12, 1am

The English football team has launched their new home kit, which they’ll be donning this Summer in Poland & Ukraine for Eu...

Japanese Robot American Football is Hilariously Brutal

Japanese Robot American Football is Hilariously...

spectrum.ieee.org 28 Feb '12, 3pm

I've never been much of a fan of American football myself. Too much standing around with big guys smashing into bigger guy...

Letter from George Quek: "AS A follower of loca...

todayonline.com 04 Mar '12, 11pm

AS A follower of local football for over 20 years, I am surprised by former Woodlands Wellington coach Shasi Kumar's comme...

Football: Arsenal to play Manchester City in Beijing

Football: Arsenal to play Manchester City in Be...

channelnewsasia.com 29 Feb '12, 11am

LONDON: Arsenal are to play Premier League rivals Manchester City in a pre-season friendly in Beijing's Bird's Nest Stadiu...

If the quality of football is good, fans will w...

todayonline.com 27 Feb '12, 10pm

SINGAPORE - There is little doubt that the LionsXII Malaysian football adventure has ignited a little spark in the hearts ...

The secret behind football's greatest comebacks...

todayonline.com 06 Mar '12, 2am

BUENOS AIRES - Arsenal must score five goals more than the visiting Italian powerhouse AC Milan tonight to advance to the ...

Malaysian FA angry over football match-fixing c...

straitstimes.com 20 Feb '12, 10am

KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - The Football Association of Malaysia has demanded that FIFA's security chief explain his recent alleg...

#Win 2 limited edition football t-shirts from @...

daisygreenmagazine.co.uk 05 Mar '12, 11am

Subtle Clothing is an ethically aware fashion menswear label based on Tyneside. All of their pieces are constructed from o...

Football: Chelsea woe as City take lead

Football: Chelsea woe as City take lead

channelnewsasia.com 03 Mar '12, 9pm

LONDON: West Bromwich Albion piled the pressure on Chelsea with a 1-0 victory on Saturday as Premier League leaders Manche...

Football: Can Chelsea book Champions League spot?

Football: Can Chelsea book Champions League spot?

channelnewsasia.com 10 Mar '12, 10am

SINGAPORE: Former Chelsea skipper Marcel Desailly is confident Chelsea will be able to qualify for a Champions League spot...