FIFA Development Partners Update
"A lot of people think of FIFA as a wealthy organisation. But it’s nowhere near as wealthy as the gambling organisations and bookmakers of the world who are feeding off football and from whom FIFA gets no benefit..."
"An Italian investigation into match-fixing in that country is now over a year old, and up to two billion euros has been identified as being the likely criminal income to two major criminal organisations, the Camorra and the Mafia. And remember, this is digital money. So there is no border transfer and no risk associated with importation, product problems or massive amounts of people you have to corrupt. So, up until now it has been low risk and high profits for them".
"The infiltration of serious criminals into our associations and football generally is the most pressing issue."
"What we're doing now is developing sources both in criminal organisations and football that will advise us."
"The greatest enemy is naivety, in that people think, ‘This is the wonderful game, who would try to take advantage of this beautiful game?’ Well, the answer is that there are lots of ways to take advantage, and one of them is through match-fixing".
-Fifa's security head, Mr Chris Eaton,Taken out of context these are really funny comments to read. The not so funny part
-There are up to 50 active national investigations - one quarter of FIFA’s member associations.
-There are players who’ve been victims, players I’ve spoken to, who’ve played one game for their nation, been told by their team-mates to fix this match, and having resisted this, they’ve never played for their country again.
-The victims are the players, the coaches and administrators, when they’re corrupted in a sport built on teamship and fair play. When you compromise those high ideals, shame quickly follows. We must give them both support and protection.Lets not forget about one more victim of FIFA/team corruptionThe fans who once believed in this sport!http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/footballgovernance/news/newsid=1563796/