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What Is Match Fixing?

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What is Match Fixing

Match Fixing

Match fixing is the arranging in advance of the outcome of a match, or of events within that match, usually for the purpose of making money, often from betting.

The Rules

  • You are not allowed to accept from or offer to anyone any bribes/gifts/rewards of any nature in relation to seeking to influence the outcome, result or conduct of a match or competition;
  • You must immediately report to The FA any approach or any offer of a bribe/gift/ reward made to you or any other Participant related to seeking to influence the outcome, result or conduct of a match or competition.

Examples of Breaches of the Rules

The following are all examples of events which breach the Rules on Match Fixing.

They are a guide only. If you are in any doubt whatsoever about your responsibilities in this area you should speak to your club secretary, The PFA or The FA.

  • A player is offered £10,000 to put the ball out for a corner in the 17th minute of a game. The player ignores the offer but does not report the approach.
    The player is in breach of the rules because he should have reported the offer to The FA.
  • A player is offered and accepts a week’s holiday from a local travel agent if his team loses.
    The player is in breach of the rules as he has accepted a gift from someone seeking to influence the conduct of a match.