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Tag Archives: Match Fixing

Textor testimony heralds dramatic start to match fixing inquiry

The National Association of Football Referees (Anaf), has suggested that Brazil’s top league Brasileirão Championship be suspended. The announcement comes after John Textor, owner of football club SAF Botafogo appeared before the Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry (CPI) on Sports Betting. “Referees need to unite and stop the Brasileirão. The competition is in question after Textor’s…

Senate match fixing inquiry begins in Brazil

The Parliamentary Inquiry Commission (CPI) on Sports Betting (CPiae) has been established. Senator Romário was chosen as the rapporteur. The presidency and vice-presidency were taken by Senators Jorge Kajuru and Eduardo Girão respectively. At the first meeting, the members made it clear that the objective of the commission is to “get to the bottom of…

Brazil – Public Ministry of Rio Grande do Norte launches match fixing probe

The Public Ministry of Rio Grande do Norte (MPRN) has launched a match fixing probe called “Own Goal.” Search and seizure warrants were executed in the municipalities of Ceará-Mirim and Rio Branco. At least six people are suspected of being involved so far. The Public Ministry stated that the match-fixing scheme occurred in championships organized…

Brazil – Inquiry into match fixing to go ahead

A parliamentary inquiry commission (CPI) into match fixing in Brazilian football has been approved by senators. The President of the Federal Senate, Rodrigo Pacheco, announced the opening of a Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry (CPI) to investigate match-fixing in Brazilian football last week. The CPI of Sports Betting is in response to a request filed by…

Brazil – Inquiry gains momentum after Sportradar places Brazil in top spot for suspicious matches

In a speech in the Senate Plenary Senator Romário announced that he will begin collecting signatures to open a parliamentary inquiry commission (CPI) with the aim of investigating the alleged manipulation of football match results in Brazil. According to the senator, the creation of the CPI is necessary in light of the emergence of numerous…

Brazil – Senate sports commission approves public hearing on match fixing

The CEsp (Senate Sports Commission) has approved a request for a public hearing to discuss match-fixing in the Brazilian football championship of 2023. The request was made by Senators Eduardo Girão and Carlos Portinho. The debate is expected to include the presence of Thierry Hassanaly, a representative of the company Good Game, specialized in analyzing…

Brazil – FIFA bans 11 Brazilian players worldwide after match fixing scandal

After a series of match fixing scandals that have shaken Brazilian football over the last months FIFA has confirmed the worldwide extension of sanctions imposed on 11 players by the Brazilian Football Association (CBF).   Following investigations by the Brazilian authorities and the disciplinary proceedings opened by the CBF, FIFA has now listed the 11…

Bolivia – Match fixing scandal erupts in top football tournaments

Bolivia’s top two professional football tournaments have been cancelled after a number of investigations were launched into matches which could have been fixed. The decision was confirmed after The Bolivian Football Federation (FBF) held meetings with representatives of all 17 top clubs as well as with nine regional football associations. The participants voted in favour…

Brazil –  More witnesses called for match fixing inquiry

The Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry (CPI) into match fixing has announced that it will hear testimony from a number of officials, players and members of the sports betting industry. The vote on who they wanted to hear from next  was made during a quick meeting held  by the CPI which is scheduled to meet again…