January 31 – Spanish police have released more detail of 23 arrests, including football players, as part of a probe into suspected match-fixing in lower league football in Spain, Andorra and Gibraltar. There are currently 30 matches under further investigation for fixing.
January 24 – Brazilian authorities have been alerted to attempts to manipulate matches in the Copinha, one of the country’s most important youth tournaments.
January 12 – England’s football association is to investigate reports of spot-fixing surrounding the booking of Oxford United defender Ciaron Brown (pictured right) during the League One side’s 3-0 defeat by Arsenal in the FA Cup on Monday.
December 22 – Brentford striker Ivan Toney has been charged with a further 30 breaches of England’s betting on football regulations that prevents active professional players from wagering on football.
December 20 – French football authorities have sanctioned 76 players, coaches and managers for failing to respect the ban on sports betting during the 2020-2021 season.
December 2 – Another footballer has been questioned by police investigating gambling in sport.
October 21 – A former Reading academy player Kynan Isaac has been handed a ten-year ban for spot fixing in the FA Cup.
August 19 – Argentina’s justice system has opened an investigation into whether sports betting played a role in an Agropecuario player being sent off against Boca Juniors in a cup game this month.
August 12 – The threat of match-fixing is still hanging heavy over football with a new report finding that levels have not been reduced over the past two years and that top tier leagues and international matches are increasingly threatened.
July 6 – The Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) is launching a match-fixing investigation into a pair of games that farcically featured no fewer 187 goals, finishing 95-0 and 91-1 respectively – two of the most one-sided margins in the history of the game.
June 24 – Four teams from South Africa’s fourth tier have been banned for good after being found guilty of match fixing when crucial games in the race for promotion finished, wait for it, 33-1 and 59-1 respectively… including 41 own goals!
June 23 – A yellow card handed out to Arsenal’s Swiss international Granit Xhaka back in December is reportedly being investigated by Britain’s National Crime Agency amid suspicious betting activity.
May 18 – Ghanaian football has been struck by a match-fixing scandal with top-flight clubs Ashanti Gold and Inter Allies hit with demotion to the third tier and players and officials of both clubs heavily sanctioned.
April 29 – The CSCF Sport Integrity Group and the Malta Police Force have completed the IntegriSport Next national Awareness Raising Session on match-fixing.
April 27 – The European Union’s law enforcement agency Europol and UEFA have completed a workshop aimed at identifying new ways to investigate and cooperate on match-fixing cases.