August 3 – Kenya has provisionally suspended five top football league referees over allegations of match-fixing and the manipulation of national league results.
July 13 – UEFA have moved to increase the resources to fight against betting related match-fixing in European football.
June 22 – Former Nigeria coach Samson Siasia’s life ban for bribery related to match-fixing has been reduced to five years by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas) which argued he did not profit from his misdemeanor.
June 8 – A Turkish court has sentenced a media executive and a former police chief to more than 1,000 years each in prison for conspiring to bring match-fixing charges against top-flight Fenerbahce.
May 5 – In another blow to Kenyan football, Premier League club Zoo FC have been sanctioned for suspected match fixing, and relegated the club from the domestic Premier League.
May 5 – Sports betting integrity specialist Sportradar, which services a bulk of national federations and confederations with its bet monitoring systems, has taken the battle against match-fixing a step further with an MoU with the General Directorate National Police of Bulgaria.
April 16 – Four days after UEFA ordered the Serbian FA (FSS) to investigate alleged match-fixing, two second-tier clubs have been fined and suffered a points deduction.
April 16 – A Russian referee has been suspended for 90 days during a UEFA investigation into a suspected match-fixing case.
April 8 – With the Dutch on the cusp of legalising online sports betting in the country, the Netherlands Olympic Committee*Dutch Sports Federation (NOC*NSF) has moved to increase protection against match-fixing via a new deal with Sportradar Integrity Services.
April 6 – A Serbian referee has been handed a 15-month prison sentence and banned from officiating in his country for 10 years after awarding two highly suspicious penalties, one of which was described as “scandalous” by the local media.
March 31 – Swedish football that has been rocked by match-fixing scandal and saw criminal charges issued against five individuals last December, has moved to beef up its integrity operations via an increased betting monitoring deal with Sportradar.
March 16 – FIFA is intensifying its fight against match-fixing by linking up with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) over its Global Integrity Programme.
March 2: Starlizard Integrity Services (SIS) has agreed a new partnership with the Moldovan Football Federation (FMF) in the fight against the threat of match-fixing in Moldova.
By Paul Nicholson
February 16 – In what could be a game-changing move in the battle against match-fixing, Sportradar is to make its Universal Fraud Detection System (UFDS) available free of charge to sport organisations.