Asian Football Confederation, INTERPOL Kick Off Two-Day Match-Fixing Seminar In Malaysia
Asian Football Confederation acting President Zhang Jilong warned that "the 'cancer' of football match-fixing is a pandemic, which is too big for one organisation to tackle alone," as the regional body and INTERPOL kicked off a two-day seminar on the issue Wednesday, according to Siva Sithraputhran of REUTERS. Zhang said that "cooperation was required to tackle the problem." He said, "We are ready to work hand in hand to eradicate this cancer from the game. Match-fixing is too complicated and widespread for one organization to fight it alone. No continent is now left untouched by this disease. Match-fixing is now a pandemic in the world football" (REUTERS, 2/20).