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SBD Global/April 8, 2013/International Football
FIFA Backs South African Inquiry Into Match-Fixing Of 2010 World Cup Warm-Up Games
Published April 8, 2013
PLAYERS NOT TARGETED: The AP's Gerald Imray reported no players "have been implicated in fixing, with suspicions centred on the involvement of now-convicted match-fixer Wilson Raj Perumal and his bogus company, which appointed referees for games and who may have manipulated them to feed illegal betting scams." Perumal "has been identified as a central figure in match-fixing in other parts of the world." FIFA "has strict rules regarding government involvement in football but also says it needs the help of governments to fight the now widespread problem of match-fixing." South Africa Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula said, "The rise of match manipulation globally has become one of the most pressing issues facing football today. Therefore it is vitally important that national authorities such as ourselves play a full role" (AP, 4/5).