March 22 – The Moldovan Football Federation (FMF) have renewed their partnership with Starlizard Integrity Services (SIS) in their battle against match-fixing which last year saw top tier club FC Floresti has been sanctioned with relegation from the National Division.
March 3 – Bet monitoring agency Sportradar Integrity Services (SIS) is reporting a record number of suspicious matches were detected in 2021. A year in which global sports betting turnover topped €1.45 trillion for the first time, according to SIS estimates.
February 25 – The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) has extended and expanded their agreement with Sportradar Integrity Services for as new three year term.
January 31 – Starlizard Integrity Services (SIS) has reported that the number of football matches it assessed as being suspicious in 2021 is 130, 0.30% of all matches played in 2021 that the firm analysed.
By Paul Nicholson
January 26 – Moldova top tier club FC Floresti has been sanctioned with relegation from the National Division for betting related match-fixing.
January 20 – The English FA has opened an investigation into suspicious betting patterns around a yellow card issued to an Arsenal player in a match played before Christmas.
December 22 – Former Leeds United winger Pawel Cibicki has been convicted of offences related to match-fixing by a court of appeal in Sweden and reportedly banned from playing in the country for four years.
December 16 – Sportradar has expanded its relationship with the Dutch FA (KNVB) with an agreement with its Intelligence and Investigation Services (I&I) unit to provide increased investigative resource into irregular betting patterns, match manipulation and corruption.
December 8 – England’s teenage midfield international Jude Bellingham has been fined €40,000 by the German Football Association for unsportsmanlike conduct after he criticised referee Felix Zwayer following his Borussia Dortmund team’s 3-2 defeat by Bayern Munich last weekend.
December 7 – The German Football Association is investigating England midfielder Jude Bellingham’s comments criticising the referee during Borussia Dortmund’s weekend defeat to Bayern Munich.
November 18 – FIFA has issued a deadline of November 20 to Ghana to respond to the match-fixing allegations made by the South African Football Association (SAFA) following their controversial elimination from the 2022 World Cup qualifying competition.
November 15 – South African officials suspect match-fixing was at play in Sunday’s crunch 1-0 World Cup qualifying defeat to Ghana and want FIFA and the Confederation of African Football to investigate the conduct of the officials.
November 2 – FIFA has won the dismissal of a lawsuit by former Nigeria coach Samson Siasia in a New York court, after Siasia challenged his match-fixing ban.
October 29 – Edgars Gauračs, a former striker for the Latvian national team and Director General at Latvian club FK Spartaks Jūrmala, has been sanctioned with a ten-year ban for match-fixing.
October 14 – Sportradar is reporting that its match-fixing detecting system highlighted 1,100 suspicious matches in the past 18 months, with 655 coming in the first nine months of 2021.