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fifa fears match-fixing.......
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30823 Billgates6060 2012-01-11 00:16:38

Fifa fears match-fixing will lead to player deaths

Fifa is concerned for the lives of players approached by match-fixers, warning that they could pay the "ultimate price".

It claims governments should be wary of the presence of criminal organisations in fixing and the "staggering" sums of money involved.

Chris Eaton, head of security at Fifa, said: "We are very concerned about the safety of players [and] officials.

"There is anecdotal evidence that some players have been killed."

He added: "Match-fixing is all about stealing money. It destroys the lives and careers of many people. Governments should be interested because the amount of money is truly staggering.

"What are those criminal organisations doing? They are spending it on other criminal activities. They use money for power and power escalation.

"Unfortunately, because of the very nature, they can very quickly accumulate a large amount of money."

Fifa, football's governing body, will open a hotline for whistleblowers in February and offer a temporary amnesty for players who admit to fixing and give evidence.

Nearly 50 players were arrested last year in connection with the worst scandal to hit the 28-year-old South Korean K-League, prompting government threats of a shutdown.

The former coach of South Korean club Sangmu Phoenix was found dead in October in an apparent suicide, three months after being charged as part of the probe

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86270 Shailu 2012-01-11 10:20:30

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