At a recent conference in Rome, it was revealed that international match-fixing generates approximately hundreds of billions of euros each year. The appeal of match-fixing has existed forever, but recently it has become especially prominent in the football world.
In order to fight this, FIFA’s Head of Security Ralf Mutschke concluded that FIFA will need to collaborate with other global entities. He concluded that “Where money flows, corruption often follows. We need and must target our action at a global level. FIFA cannot fight and win this battle against corruption in football alone; involving all parties that need to work together is the key to the battle against corruption in football.”
Mutschke is right to say that FIFA cannot tackle such an epidemic on their own, but there are some steps that they can take in order to curb the wave of corruption that we have seen in football over the last decade.