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The big fix

the hunt for the match-fixers bringing down soccer

First edition.

Published .
Written in English.

About the Book

Relates how a longtime Interpol cop and former FIFA head of security has taken on a mission to track down the fixers and financial backers acting on behalf of Asian criminal syndicates to fix more than seven hundred international soccer matches since 2008.

"In February 2013, the director of Europol, the European Union's law enforcement agency, made the shocking announcement that 700 international soccer matches had been fixed since 2008, including World Cup qualifying and exhibition matches, with a Chinese criminal syndicate pulling the strings. For the first time, investigative journalist Brett Forrest takes us inside the underworld of one of organized crime's most profitable businesses--a $1 trillion annual international betting market, of which soccer comprises 70 percent. Forrest uncovered a web of nefarious dealings across the world, even on U.S. soil. As he found, no match is safe--not even the World Cup tournament--and law enforcement officials lack the resources to stop it. But one man has taken this criminal enterprise on: Chris Eaton, former head of security for FIFA. Now with the International Center for Sports Security in Qatar, this rough and tumble Australian and longtime Interpol cop has tracked down some of the biggest fixers and their financial backers and continues his mission to clean up the world's most popular sport"--Publisher's description.

About the Edition

Relates how a longtime Interpol cop and former FIFA head of security has taken on a mission to track down the fixers and financial backers acting on behalf of Asian criminal syndicates to fix more than seven hundred international soccer matches since 2008.

"In February 2013, the director of Europol, the European Union's law enforcement agency, made the shocking announcement that 700 international soccer matches had been fixed since 2008, including World Cup qualifying and exhibition matches, with a Chinese criminal syndicate pulling the strings. For the first time, investigative journalist Brett Forrest takes us inside the underworld of one of organized crime's most profitable businesses--a $1 trillion annual international betting market, of which soccer comprises 70 percent. Forrest uncovered a web of nefarious dealings across the world, even on U.S. soil. As he found, no match is safe--not even the World Cup tournament--and law enforcement officials lack the resources to stop it. But one man has taken this criminal enterprise on: Chris Eaton, former head of security for FIFA. Now with the International Center for Sports Security in Qatar, this rough and tumble Australian and longtime Interpol cop has tracked down some of the biggest fixers and their financial backers and continues his mission to clean up the world's most popular sport"--Publisher's description.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
796.334
Library of Congress
GV943 .F715 2014

The Physical Object

Pagination
282 pages ;
Number of pages
282

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL26457179M
Internet Archive
bigfixhuntformat0000forr
ISBN 10
0062308076
ISBN 13
9780062308078
LC Control Number
2014469780
OCLC/WorldCat
878806972
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